Special Cat Tribute at Anthology Film Archives

by Art Fag City on March 13, 2008 · 4 comments Breaking!

Max the cat
Max, the late Anthology Film Archives cat, (Photo: Robert Haller)

A special homage to Max, the now deceased venue cat will take place this Saturday at Anthology Film Archives. Passing away September 16th, 2007, Anthology’s press release/obituary reflects on Max’s calm feline demeanor and her strong work ethic over the last 17 years at the film house; Surely she was New York’s most well versed cat on avant-garde film. Saturday’s screenings will include a number of “cat-centric” films by Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton, Joyce Wieland, Martha Colburn, and Pola Chapelle in addition to exclusive footage of Max herself! Art Fag City would like to point out Joyce Wieland in particular, a fellow Canadian, and a critical figure in art, avant film making, and ir, cat studies. Max, you will be well missed!

Via: The Reeler

  • http://www.paulpincus.com Paul Pincus

    My partner, Rod Gonsalves-Quesnel / Roderick Gonsalves, photographed Joyce Wieland in 1994. She wore a black Jack Daniels t-shirt and the most beautiful happy yet plaintive expression I’ve ever seen.

    R.I.P. Max and Joyce.

  • http://www.paulpincus.com Paul Pincus

    My partner, Rod Gonsalves-Quesnel / Roderick Gonsalves, photographed Joyce Wieland in 1994. She wore a black Jack Daniels t-shirt and the most beautiful happy yet plaintive expression I’ve ever seen.

    R.I.P. Max and Joyce.

  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    I remember Wieland coming to my art school and screening “Rat Life and Diet in North America”. (probably the only way we could have seen it at the time)

  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    I remember Wieland coming to my art school and screening “Rat Life and Diet in North America”. (probably the only way we could have seen it at the time)

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