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David Lamelas.
Films and Videos Presentation and discussion with the artist

Sunday May 5th, 5:00 pm
at: The Americas Society 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street
[Train 6 to Hunter College/68th Street]

David Lamelas will be screening and discussing a selection of his videos and films, including: 'BERLIN Time as Activity' (1998) 16mm film, 29.9 min., color, silent [film screening] 'The Invention of Dr. Morel' (1999) 16mm film, 24 min., color, sound [video screening] 'The Light at the Edge of a Nightmare' (2002) Digital video, 16 min., color, sound [video screening]

David Lamelas was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1946. Since the late 1960s, Lamelas' investigations of time, discourse, representation, and fiction have utilized a variety of media including sculpture, film and video. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Documenta 5, Kassel; and more recently at New National Gallery, Berlin. The Americas Society first presented the work of Lamelas in "Beyond Geometry," a group exhibition co-organized with the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella that took place in New York in the Spring of 1968. Lamelas currently lives and works in Los Angeles. "This nomadism between cities and cultural spheres resulted in the relative absence of [David] Lamelas in the historical narratives of these countries. Lamelas challenges these ongoing narratives and points out the internationality of the cultural exchange of the contemporary art community." -Dirck Snauwaert