Interview between RedCut and Jeff Preiss

Jeff Preiss is a New York based filmmaker. In the 1980s He was co-director of the Lower East Side film venue Films Charas, and a board member of The Collective For Living Cinema. His work from this time was included in MoMA’s survey on the history of 8mm and has been recently preserved by The Warhol Foundation and Anthology Film Archives. In 1984 he traveled to Berlin to shoot the Rosa Von Praunheim produced Vampire Film, Der Bis directed by Marianne Enzensberger. Beginning n 1987, he served as the Director of Photography on a series of short films and feature documentaries including Let’s Get Lost by Bruce Weber which won the Venice Film Festival Critics Award and an Academy Award nomination for best documentary. Soon after his career took on directing commercials and music videos (for Iggy Pop, Malcolm McLaren, REM, B52s / Apple, Nike, Coke, etc.). In 1989 he co-founded the production company Epoch Films with Mindy Goldberg. Since that time he has produced a serial project of installations exhibited at MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Los Angels, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Musée dʼart Moderne de la Ville Paris, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam. He has made  collaborative work with artists including Joan Jonas, Andrea Fraser, R.H. Quaytman, Christian Philipp Müller, Josiah McElheny, Nicolás Guagnini, Karin Schneider and Anthony McCall. In 2004 he completed an 8 screen film installation on architectural cinematography commissioned by Rem Koolhass that traveled with the OMA retrospective CONTENT. His work is in the collection of MoMA, MOCA Los Angeles, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Hessel Museum and Anthology Film Archives. In 2005 Preiss cofounded the experimental gallery, ORCHARD in New York. His program there was instrumental in the founding of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, where he currently serves on the board. His 2012 experimental feature film, STOP was a selection of the 50th New York Film Festival and in 2014 his first feature narrative Low Down won the Sundance Film Festival for cinematography and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for best actress: Elle Fanning. Preiss is currently in preproduction on a second feature film and working on new collaborative projects with Josiah McElheny, Leslie Thornton, Nicolás Guagnini and Madeline Hollander.

 

Conversation between RedCut and Zakaria Jaber

Conversation between RedCut and Zakaria Jaber

Zakaria Jaber is an Award Winning multi-talented film director with a diverse range of skills and experiences that he himself developed and have shaped his career. Zakaria is a photographer and videographer with a commitment to master visual storytelling, editing, and...

A Woman, a Film, a Different Gaze

A Woman, a Film, a Different Gaze

JOSIE FANON, 1977 TRANSLATED BY SIS MATTHÉ What does it mean to make a film when you are a woman, an Algerian, a novelist (writing in French) and you decide to make it in your own country, for the people of that country, with the widest distribution possible, as it is...

A discussion between Eyal Weizman, Mania Akbari and Chowra Makaremi

A discussion between Eyal Weizman, Mania Akbari and Chowra Makaremi

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 Body Security and Home

 Body Security and Home

An Analysis of Five Short Films by Young Female Filmmakers from Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, and Palestine to be soon showcased at the 32nd Raindance Festival 2024 in London, curated by Mania Akbari. Authors: Pegah Pezeshki and Mania Akbari Trauma, body, and geography...