Jack Waters

Jack
Waters

JACK WATERS is a visual artist, film maker, writer, media artist, choreographer and performer.

Films

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    Berlin / New York
    Experimental

    Berlin / New York
    Jack Waters

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 20 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Political / Social Activism
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    Works by Jack Water
    Experimental

    Works by Jack Water
    Jack Waters

    color and b/w, sound, 90 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Body
    • Ethnographic
    • LGBT / Queer
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    The Male GaYze
    Experimental

    The Male GaYze
    Jack Waters

    16mm, color, sound, 11 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Diotima
    Experimental

    Diotima
    Jack Waters

    16mm, color, sound, 30 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    The Flower Market
    Experimental

    The Flower Market
    Jack Waters

    color, sound, 15 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Body
    • Erotic
    • LGBT / Queer
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    Introducing Mr. Diana
    Experimental

    Introducing Mr. Diana
    Jack Waters

    VHS, color, sound, 27 min
    Rental formats: VHS NTSC, 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Short Memory No History: AIDS, Art, Activism
    Experimental

    Short Memory No History: AIDS, Art, Activism
    Jack Waters

    color, sound
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • LGBT / Queer
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    On the Cusp

    On the Cusp
    Jack Waters

    color, sound, 37 min
    Rental format: Digital file
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    Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Five & Six
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Le Petit Versailles - LPVTV Season One: Episodes Five & Six
    Jack Waters

    color, sound, 60 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Environment / Nature
    • Arts / Artists

Biography

JACK WATERS is a visual artist, film maker, writer, media artist, choreographer and performer.

His visual art was represented in 2014 in the Visual AIDS exhibition "Ephemera As Evidence" at La Mama Galleria, and in 2013 at "NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS" also at La Galleria, and in "Not only this, but 'New language beckons us'" at Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU. He exhibited in the 2008 three person show "Triple Threat" at Frise, the gallery in Hamburg Germany.

His film "Berlin New York" was shown on the November 2002 Sundance Channel's "Underground Shorts: Politics" program. He and life partner/collaborator Peter Cramer were subjects of the PBS series "In The Life" 2002 season premier for their video installation "We Remember" at NYC's Donnel Library windows.

His video short "The Male Gayze" was shown at the Whitney Museum Of American Art’s February 1995 exhibition "The Black Male". Water's film works are the subject of preservation by Visual AIDS’ Estate Project for Artists With AIDS. Waters is the creator of the interactive digital artwork "Superschmoozio© The Game Of the International Art Market", a project fostered by Franklin Furnace's Future of The Present residency at the New School for Social Research.

As a journalist he has published articles on politics, cultural affairs, and reviews in visual arts, film, and media. He was a founding contributing writer for Color Life, the news journal for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and two-spirited people of Color, and for LGNY, New York City’s LGBT news bi-weekly.

Cramer and Waters were a catalytic force behind POOL, a dance/performance collective in the early 80's. POOL explored contact and other forms of improvisation, emphasizing combined theatrical forms, ritual, activism and group dynamic, creating performance work, choreography, and ephemeral events in NYC, throughout the U.S., and internationally.

Collections housing Water's works include NYC Library Of Performing Arts, The Film Makers' Cooperative, NYC Public Library AIDS Activist Video Collection, and the archives of Allied Productions, Inc., the non profit arts umbrella organization that he and Cramer co-founded and manage. Waters and Cramer are subjects of an oral history on the website and catalogue of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C..

Waters is a 1979 graduate of the Dance Division of the Juilliard School.