Category Archives: WRITING

Coleen Fitzgibbon Interviews Ben Rivers, BOMB Magazine

Coleen Fitzgibbon interviews British filmmaker Ben Rivers in the Fall issue of BOMB Magazine. British artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers has made a series of dark, utopian films in which the protagonists, often male, have come to terms with their … Continue reading

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Coleen Fitzgibbon. Excerpt from the Bowery Artist Tribute interview, April 30, 2012.

Swan, Ethan, ed., Bowery Artist Tribute. Vol. 3 (Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-1989; 09/19/12 – 12/30/12) New Museum (NYC, 2012) 6-7 At 5 Bleecker Street, I started getting involved with Colab. Robin Winters and I had done X&Y … Continue reading

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“Times Square Show Revisited: Accounts of the Landmark 1980 Exhibition” Account by Coleen Fitzgibbon, as told to Shawna Cooper, August 17, 2011

In the beginning Colab started as open, impromptu meetings in lower Manhattan sometime in November or December of 1977. They were publicized via word of mouth and held in artists’ studios with up to forty people. I use the word … Continue reading

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Text Films 1974-76

TEXT FILMS 1974-1976 Notes C. Fitzgibbon Document / Public Records 1974 16mm, 17 min, no sound / 2009 digital, 8:34 min, sound Dictionary 1975 16mm, 3 min, no sound / 2010 digital, 3 min, sound Time 1975 16mm, 8 min, … Continue reading

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IS Internal System

IS Internal System: Autonomic Investigation: A Film that Refers to its own Processes 1974-75 In 1974 FM/TRCS was accepted to be shown by the Experimntl 5 Film Festival in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, in a casino by the sea. Agfa Gevaert Film … Continue reading

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FM/TRCS 1973-74

FM/TRCS (sometimes reversed by my dislexic brain as TRCS/FM) which I filmed on 8mm first and then optically printed onto 16mm Kodachrome using hi and low contrast mattes to over and under expose the film stock. During this time, 1973 … Continue reading

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Review of Paul Sharits at the Greene-Naftali show 11/23/11-1/14/12 for Millenium Film Journal By Coleen Fitzgibbon

The Paul Sharits exhibition at Greene-Naftali in conjunction with Anthology Film Archives is his second posthumous show at the gallery, presenting two projected films Apparent Motion (1975) and 3rd Degree (1982) as well as nineteen plus framed works on paper … Continue reading

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