has made more than 35 films that have been shown and won awards in film festivals around the world. He has also been honored by two Cine Probe Series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City -- in 1993 and in June 1998. His film Anaconda Targets (2004) was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial (2006). Also in 2006 Angerame presented his “City Symphony Series” along with Pixiescope, Waifen Maiden, Consume, and Anaconda Targets at the Havana Film Festival (Festival International del Nuevo Cine Latinamericano). This was the first time experimental cinema had been presented at this festival in the past 28 years. His most recent film The Soul of Things (2010) has been shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Onion City Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the Viennale Film Festival.
Angerame has been the Executive Director of Canyon Cinema for the past thirty years. Under his leadership Canyon Cinema has become one of the world’s most renowned distributors of avant garde and experimental films. Canyon Cinema’s contribution to the field of experimental/avant garde filmmaking is historic and heroic.
2 Derek Fagerstrom & Lauren Smith
are writers, curators, and owners of the Curiosity Shoppe and Gallery. They are the Creative Directors of Pop-Up Magazine, an event featuring non-fiction writers, documentary filmmakers, photographers, artists, and radio producers presenting their work live on-stage in magazine format.
is a web artist, designer and activist living and working in San Francisco. In 2001 he made the www.theyrule.net, an interactive representation of the interlocking directories of the most powerful companies in the U.S.A. The project received the Golden Nica award for 'Net Excellence' at Prix Ars Electronica and was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. In 2008 he and artist Shaun O’Dell organized a series of talks about art and politics at SFAI called “the New New Masses.”
4 Anthony Discenza
is an artist working primarily with video, but also and more recently with text and street signage. His projects have focused on the ubiquitous presence of mainstream media in contemporary life. By extracting and reprocessing material taken from sources such as commercial film, television, and the internet, he has produced works that seek to amplify both the assaultive and anaesthetizing effects of our information-saturated culture. Discenza’s solo and collaborative work has been shown at numerous national and international venues, including the Getty Center, SFMOMA, The New York Video Festival, The Pacific Film Archive, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The European Media Arts Festival and The Australian Center for the Moving Image. Currently, Discenza works as a Senior Lecturer at the California College of Art. He is represented by The Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco and the Video Databank of Chicago.
5 Elizabeth Thomas
is a curator and writer. She is currently the Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum, where she produces contemporary projects by local, national, and international artists, often commissioning new work that uses the university as a site and context for research-based practices. Recent and upcoming artists in the series include Martha Colburn, Patricia Esquivias, Omer Fast, Futurefarmers, Mario Garcia Torres, Brent Green, Jill Magid, Ahmet Ogut, Trevor Paglen, Olivia Plender, Emily Roysdon, Tomas Saraceno, Allison Smith, Tris Vonna-Michell, and David Wilson. Before moving to California she was the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art, working on the 2004-5 Carnegie International, a major international survey exhibition, as well as overseeing a series of project exhibitions with artists such as Cory Arcangel and Paper Rad, Edgar Arceneaux, and Christian Jankowski. As an independent curator and writer she co-organized The Believers with Nato Thompson at Mass MoCA and The 'F' Word at The Andy Warhol Museum, and was also a founding editor of the Chicago arts and culture magazine Ten by Ten.
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PICKPOCKET ALMANACK is curated by Joseph del Pesco and commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Design and typsetting by Scott Ponik
Thanks to: Dominic Willsdon, Brian Conley, Anne Walsh, Renny Pritikin, and Helena Keeffe.