I N V E N T O R Y: The Orgone Archive, Pittsburgh 13 (2002-2013)

Opening Reception June 7 | 7-10 PM

Exhibit on display June 7- July 14, 2013

Free Admission 

I N V E N T O R Y: The Orgone Archive, Pittsburgh 13 (2002-2013) will showcase a decade’s worth of the Orgone’s Archive promotion and propaganda. Curated by Greg Pierce, Assistant Curator of Film and Video of The Andy Warhol Museum, this exhibit will put on display an eclectic mixture of posters, stickers and bits of paper created by The Orgone Archive for its cinema outings.

Orgone is a motion picture archive and screening outfit based in Pittsburgh specializing in inscrutable epiphanies, toilet trims, unknown what-have-yous, perfect industrial rolls, home movie printing tests, corporate comedies, Warholian strikebreaking screeds, the all-around beautiful and everything else. Originally founded in 1993 as Orgone Cinema by Jeff Armstrong, Michael Johnsen and Greg Pierce as a break-even motion picture exhibition group dedicated to a sincere film culture, it presented unique monthly shows of home movies, industrial, educational, experimental, and documentary films, light and sound performances, and visiting film and videomakers at the Silver Eye Center for Photography on the South Side. Orgone is also (and was) a traveling cinema band that screens and performs films at home and nationally. Greg Pierce is the current custodian of this proudly fringe collection.


Help us bring the INVENTORY show to a close with a special film screening: FROM PHILLY TO PITTSBURGH, WITH LOVE II on July 14 at 4:30 PM. All films are 16mm and will be shown in black and white or color, with sound.

Admission is free and open to the public. Complementary drinks will be served thanks to our generous sponsors Straub Beer, Jack's Hard Cider, and Johnnie Ryan Soda.

This film screening in association to INVENTORY showcases six "art" films by European masters of the animated short film (Lenica, Svankmajer, Alexieff & Parker) as well as a stunningly edited, fevered cri de coeur from up north, Lipsett’s 21-87. As beautiful as these films are there is a dark, man’s-inhumanity-to-man theme that runs throughout but listen to the Pips, “Everybody needs love.”

The schedule for the films goes as follows:

1) RONDO (1958) by Janusz Majewski  15 min
2) 21-87 (1963) by Arthur Lipsett  10min
3) LABIRYNTH (1963) by Jan Lenica  18min
4) THE FLAT [BYT – orig. Czech title] (1968) by Jan Svankmajer  13 min
5) BAGS [WOREK – orig. Polish title] (1967) by Tadeusz Wilkosz  8 min
6) THE NOSE [LE NEZ – orig. French title] (1963) by Alexander Alexeieff & Claire Parker  11 min

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Subsequent gallery hours for INVENTORY are Thursdays and Sundays, 1-6 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, 1-8 PM through July 14. Visit www.facebook.com/futuretenant or @futuretenant on Twitter for extended gallery hours.