This event is part of a monthly screening series with The Film-Makers’ Cooperative.

These three film/videos are part of a series of media performance installations that Robin Winters and Coleen Fitzgibbon collaborated on in the mid-seventies in the U.S. and Holland.  Most of the work was shown under the anonymous title X & Y during this period.  Winters and Fitzgibbon also before and after maintained their own individual art paths.

Robin Winters, filmmaker/painter/sculpture/performance artist studied at the Art Institute of San Francisco and Whitney Independent Study Program.  Robin has also shown in the Whitney Biennial and in various international museums and galleries.

Coleen Fitzgibbon, filmmaker/performance artist, studied at the Chicago Art Institute and Whitney Independent Study Program, and has shown films and videos in various US and international venues and museums.

Coleen Fitzgibbon and Robin Winters were also artists in Collaborative Projects, Inc. and The Offices of Fend, Fitzgibbon, Holzer, Nadin, Prince and Winters.

Walter Robinson:
1972 B.A., Columbia University New York, NY
1994 Author, “Instant Art History,” Ballantine Books
1978 – 1997 Contributing editor, “Art in America”
1994 – 1997 Correspondent, “Art IV Gallery Beat” Editor, “ArtNet Magazine” New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2009 “Regift” at the Swiss Institute, New York, NY
2008 Walter Robinson at Metro Pictures, New York, NY (solo)
“Market Forces” at Carriage Trade, New York, NY

X & Y THIRD PERSON NATURAL DISASTERS SAFETY FIRST by X & Y, Robin Winters and Coleen Fitzgibbon (USA, 1977, 47 minutes)

Artist workers and found footage create the THIRD PERSON, by performance artists X & Y. The Dutch goverment, through Corps de Garde, hired X & Y to document their work in the city of Gronigen. Videotaped on 1 « PAL videotape and 16mm film transferred to PAL, fall 1977, shown at Corps de Garde, Gronigen, Netherlands and Dutch television.

RICH POOR by Coleen Fitzgibbon and Robin Winters (USA, 1977, 12 minutes)

RICH POOR is a series of interviews conducted by Robin Winters and Coleen Fitzgibbon in various locations in NYC, asking people their opinions on economic class differences in simple terms. Filmed on super8 with sound, summer 1977, NYC, shown fall 1977 at De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1978 on Manhattan Cable, Colab’s Red Curtain show.

L.E.S by Coleen Fitzgibbon (USA, 1976-77, 25 minutes)

L.E.S., the story of the collapse of the problematic island of Manhattma, whose inhabitants worshiped the god of mamon, John Doe. Shot in the lower eastside of Manhattan, NYC circa 1976. Filmed on super8 mm with sound, summer 1976, shown on ¾ » videotape 1978 on Manhattan Cable Channel D, Collaborative Projects, Inc.’s Red Curtain show.


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