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135 Grand Street, New York 1979

Directed by Ericka Beckman, this movie takes place in the artist Paul McMahon's loft at 135 Grand Street, New York, in 1979. Groups as A Band, Theoretical Girls, UT, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Steven Piccolo and Jill Kroesen play in live in what could be a [...] +

Directed by Ericka Beckman, this movie takes place in the artist Paul McMahon's loft at 135 Grand Street, New York, in 1979. Groups as A Band, Theoretical Girls, UT, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Steven Piccolo and Jill Kroesen play in live in what could be a simple corridor. Shot in Super 8, this movie enhances the energy and the posture of the first groups of No Wave and is a raw testimony of the artistic excitement and aesthetics of this underground New York of the end of the 70s.
With several extracts already shown in several cultural institutions, such as MoMA in New York, or on the occasion of Sonic Youth's "Sensational Fix" exhibition, this is the first time that the film will be released in its entirety, with the only existing images of certain groups of No Wave as Theoretical Girls or The Static. -

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