July 21, 2018
In 2018 Mark Street brought with him films to screen, a film in progress and a video workshop
In 2018 Mark Street brought with him films to screen, a film in progress and a video workshop. A screening entitled, Loves Labor Lost included Mark's film, Oiltowns, a short film Lima Limpia, and a work in progress called Work Songs. Mark ran a video workshop that encouraged all levels of skill to participate in recording sound and shooting video in a group effort to reveal their surroundings.
Mark Street has been making films, videos and installations for 30 years. His work has moved from tactile, abstract explorations of 16mm film to essays on the urban experience to improvised feature length narratives. He has shown at places like the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as venues such as a former strip club in New Orleans called the Pussycat Cavern. His latest documentary, Oiltowns (2017), traces boom and bust cycles in North Dakota oil country.
He is Associate Professor of Film in the Visual Art Department at Fordham University-- Lincoln Center where he teaches film/video production and other courses that engage contemporary artistic practice.