Within the context of the tenth anniversary edition of the Night of Museums and Galleries in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the American artist Craig Havens presents a dual-channel display of monumental ending excerpts from the top 100 films of American cinema. The screening takes place at the Cosmos Cinema, a communist-era theater and is titled: An Ending Is Only The Beginning Of Another Story. “Cinema forms the foundation of post-modern visual languages and American cinema holds a key place in that history. To reveal its workings is essential to understanding American impact on world culture.” In this video we attend the opening night of the presentation.
Craig Havens: An Ending Is Only The Beginning Of Another Story / Cosmos Cinema, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Night / Plovdiv. 10th Anniversary Edition of the Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries. Plovdiv, Bulgaria, September 12, 2014.
PS: More videos covering Plovdiv Night coming soon: M – Ute Müller, Christoph Meier at Sariev Contemporary; Dimitar Solakov: The Story of Art – a Concise Version at Sariev Project Space. For an overview of Night / Plovdiv, click here!
> Right-click (Mac: ctrl-click) this link to download Quicktime video file.
Craig Havens is based in Brussels, Belgium and Los Angeles, California. The artist is working in the mediums of photography, video, performance and sculpture. His work is concerned with the role of the monument and the use of countermonumental strategies in relation to lens-based artistic practice.
Craig Havens’ work has been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Armory Biennial, Los Angeles, California in 2011, the Goethe Institute Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012, and Recyclart/Vitrine 21, Brussels in 2013. Havens serves as visiting lecturer in Fine Art at University of California, Los Angeles and Citrus College, Los Angeles.