Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Jeff Preiss’ Stop

Director Jeff Preiss, has spent 17 years compiling 2,500 rolls of film shot from 1995-2012 for his film Stop which was featured at the 50th New York Film Festival this fall and will be screened as part of MoCA’s show Blues For Smoke from October 21 through January 7 in Los Angeles. Giampaolo Bianconi of the Brooklyn Rail takes us on an elaborative and descriptive journey behind the making’s of this beautifully personal and nostalgic film.




Jeff Preiss is a New York Based Filmmaker who first became known in the early 80s through his 8mm films chronicling Lower Manhattan and his participation in alternative screening venues, particularly Films Charas and The Collective For Living Cinema. In 1988, after shooting the Academy Award nominated Chet Baker bio-documentary Let's Get Lost, his work began to span music video and commercial production. In 1995 he became a partner in the production company Epoch Films. During the past 30 years he has produced a series of experimental films and film installations for venues including Musée d’art moderne de la Ville Paris, Museum Boijmans Rotterdam, MediaCity 2000 Biannual Seoul Korea, Neue Nationaigalerie Berlin and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Los Angeles. In 2004 he co-founded the Lower East Side gallery ORCHARD where he made a series of films in collaboration with with Andrea Fraser, Nicolás Guagnini, Christian Philipp Müller, Josiah McElheny, Moyra Davey and Anthony McCall. Work From this series is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, NY and The Reina Sofia, Madrid. In 2012 his experimental feature film, STOP was a selection of the 50th New York Film Festival. He currently serves on the board of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York.