John Matturri's recent work consists of structured installations based on his extensive city photographic archives of Venice, Berlin, and Paris. At the open studio will be presenting the first full draft installation based on four months of photographing Paris on a daily basis. His installation work grew out of the paracinematic improvised slide performances he presented in the 1980s under the general title Circles of Confusion. He has shown his work at Emily Harvey Gallery/Archivo, The Phatory, June Bateman Fine Arts, the Downtown Whitney, Collective for Living Cinema, the Kitchen, among other venues and has collaborated as performer or photographer with Richard Foreman, Ken Jacobs, Jack Smith, John Zorn, Michael Kirby, Stuart Sherman, Ying Lui, Godfrey Reggio, among others. In 2009 he was a curator at NYU WSE Gallery's Beginningless Thoughts, Endless Seeing, the first retrospective of the work of Stuart Sherman, which was included in Artforum's year's Best listings for two straight years and in MoMA/PS1' s review of the most important exhibits of the prior five years. His most recent publication was “Homeless Objects: Notes on Jack Smith,” a philosophical memoir of the seminal filmmaker / performance artist which appeared in a special issue of Criticism devoted to Smith. He teaches in the Philosophy and Film Studies programs of Queens College.

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