Board of Advisers

Philip Glass is an American composer. One of the highest profile composers writing “classical” music today, he is often said to be one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century. Beyond his operas, symphonies, and compositions, Glass has had a long standing interest in the “mating of sound and vision”. He has collaborated with numerous artists and film-makers, writing music for experimental theater and for Academy Award-winning motion pictures.
Ken and Florance Jacobs, are both artists. Florance is a painter and collaborator with Ken, who has been making avant-garde films since the mid fifties. Ken is the director of Tom, Tom, The Piper’s Son (1969, USA), and Star Spangled to Death (2004, USA), a nearly seven hour film consisting largely of found footage.
Jim Hubbard is an experimental filmmaker and the founder and president of MIX – the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. Under the auspices of the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, he created the Royal S. Marks AIDS Activist Video Collection at the New York Public Library. He coordinates the ACT UP Oral History Project, funded by the Ford Foundation and by grants from the Gesso Foundation, the Gill Foundation, the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and the Phil Zwickler Memorial & Charitable Trust. The project is a collection of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.

Bill Morrison is a New York-based filmmaker and artist, best known for his experimental collage film Decasia (2002). He is a member of Ridge Theater and the founder of Hypnotic Pictures. He attended Reed College 1983-85, and graduated from Cooper Union School of Art in 1989.
Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body.
Jeffrey Deitch is a dealer in modern and contemporary art and an art advisor to private and institutional art collectors. He is also an art writer and exhibition organizer. Prior to opening his own art advisory firm in 1988, Mr. Deitch was a Vice President of Citibank where he spent nine years developing and managing the bank’s art advisory and art finance businesses.
Lena Imamura was born, lives and works in New York City. After studying fine art at The Cooper Union School of Art, she began her career working to help artists manage their finances and realize their dreams. In the past 5 years she has managed a wide range of arts and creative businesses helping with their finances, producing exhibitions, catalogs and structuring their business operations. Her past clients include a variety of artists from musicians, designers, to contemporary artists, along with gallerists, art dealers, art advisors, and architects.
Alex T. Roshuk is a New York State attorney with law degrees from McGill University Montreal. He has been practicing in New York City since 1998 advising businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organizations in transactional and litigation related matters. Mr. Roshuk previously worked in the entertainment industry as a film editor, radio announcer, television producer, director and video artist. His film and videos have been shown worldwide in galleries, museums and festivals.
Sharon Greytak has written, produced and directed dramatic features, documentaries and experimental shorts.  Her films include Losing It, The Love Lesson, Hearing Voices, Weirded Out and Blown Away, and Czechoslovakian Woman.  Her work has screened at MoMA, Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre, Village East Cinema NYC, George Eastman House, MFA Boston, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Laemmle Theatres, American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco Cinematheque, Millennium, and numerous festivals abroad.  She is the recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle and has won awards at DoubleTake Documentary Film Festival, Chicago Int’t Film Festival, Black Maria, Athens and Houston Int’l Film Festival.  She was invited to participate in the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, and has received fellowships from NYSCA, NYFA, Soros, ArtsLink and AFI.  She is a Yaddo and MacDowell Fellow.  Currently, she is working on a new dramatic feature.
Bradley Eros, is artist, experimental filmmaker, mediamystic, maverick curator, sound collage, photographer, expanded cinema,performance, writer & poet, nomadic teacher and private investigator—initiating, exhibiting, & curating at a multitude of ephemeral spaces and long-lasting venues, from micro-cinemas & storefronts to galleries & museums. His work includes intimate collaborations with Aline Mare (Erotic Psyche), Jeanne Liotta (Mediamystics), the Alchemical Theatre, Circle X, and kinoSonik.; intense research with Jeanne Liotta on the films of Joseph Cornell. He has created dozens of ‘zines, posters, soundtracks, unique artist’s books, and film performances in the unfixed universe of ephemeral cinema.
Anne Hanavan, is a Filmmaker, Writer, Performance Artist and Lead singer of the Multi Media Performance Troupe: Transgendered Jesus. Hanavan uses her body as the subject in a series of video self portraits where the artist aggressively confronts her past in a frenzy state of cathartic self expression.
Lynne Sachs makes experimental documentary films which push the borders between genres, discourses, radicalized identities, psychic states and nations. She received a Media Arts Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation to complete “Investigation of a Flame”, an experimental documentary about the Catonsville Nine. Her films have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Pacific Film Archive and the Sundance Film Festival as well as at other museum and alternative exhibition sites nationally and internationally. She also makes installation pieces and interactive web work and teaches a course on avant-garde film and video in the department of film at NYU.
Jack Waters has, with his partner Peter Cramer, created works in video, film, performance and visual art since 1984. As co-director of Abc No Rio, he and his colleagues perpetuated an aesthetic of raw, spontaneous eclecticism that greatly influenced the arts, contemporary to the period of the 80s. He co-curated, with Leslie Lowe, the Naked Eye Cinema, a primary venue for women and LBGTG media artists. A founding contributing writer to NYC Gay City News, Waters’ articles have appeared in many other publications. He was Assistant Professor of Video at Hampshire College from 2001 – 2004.

 

Board of Advisors biographies last updated March 24th, 2014.

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