It Makes Me Whole

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It Makes Me Whole
October 12, 2017 7:00 PM
October 12, 2017 9:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
October 2, 2017
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States


Please join us for an evening of films by artist Doug Ischar. In conjunction with his show of drawings at the Bureau, Love me Tender, Jared Buckhiester presents three of Ischar’s works BRB, Alone With You, and Tristes Tarzan. A new collaborative film by John Neff and Steve Reinke will be screened as an introduction to the program.

The screening will begin shortly after 7 pm.

Total Run Time 69min.


Image:  Still from Alone With You,


Since the early 1990s, Doug Ischar has worked in sound, video, and photography. His work has evolved from large-scale multimedia installations to single-channel videos that address issues surrounding gay identity, desire, and loss. Currently an associate professor of photography at the University of Illinois, Chicago, he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; Photographers Gallery, London; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; and Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo.


John Neff is a Chicago based artist working with photography,  installation, and video.  His works have been shown at Artists Space, New York; Donald Young Gallery, Chicago; Golden Gallery, Chicago and New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. Neff is a founding curatorial board member of Chicago’s Iceberg Projects and codirector of the Ravenswood Elementary School Curatorial Practice Program. In 2016, he served as a consulting curator to the Chicago iteration of the traveling exhibition “Art AIDS America” at Alphawood Gallery. His co-edited volume Militant Eroticism: The Art+Positive Archives is forthcoming from Sternberg Press.


Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his videos. His work is screened widely and is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pompidou (Paris), and the National Gallery (Ottawa).  Born in a village in northern Ontario, he is currently associate professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. In the 1990′s he produced the ambitious omnibus The Hundred Videos (1996), and a book of his scripts, Everybody Loves Nothing: Scripts 1997-2005 was published by Coach House (Toronto). He has also co-edited several books, including By the Skin of Their Tongues: Artist Video Scripts (co-edited with Nelson Henricks, 1997),  Lux: A Decade of Artists’ Film and Video (with Tom Taylor, 2000), and The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (with Chris Gehman, 2005).