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Daniel Schmidt presents: Alienating Resurrections

A moving-image mixtape centered around artist Stan Douglas's broadcast work, with short films by Zia Anger, Eduardo Williams, Honor Levy, Kane Parsons and others.

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Daniel Schmidt presents: Alienating Resurrections
Daniel Schmidt presents: Alienating Resurrections


Feb 08, 2023, 8:00 PM

2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA


Alienating Resurrections: Stan Douglas’s broadcast work and other artist films

Curated and presented by filmmaker Daniel Schmidt (Diamantino)

We are pleased to welcome filmmaker Daniel Schmidt to guest program a moving-image mixtape, centered around artist Stan Douglas’s Television Spots (1988-88) and Monodramas (1991). A voracious cinephile and perverse satirist whose films bend genres toward the unclassifiable, Schmidt’s ongoing interest in themes of cinematic reincarnation and resurrection is borne out in this wide-ranging selection of films, which span from the early talkies era to millennial arthouse cinema to creepypasta and TikTok videos. These are playfully interspersed and placed into conversation with Douglas’s single-channel works, mimicking their disruptive and dissociative deployment on Canadian television in the 1990s.

Special thanks to Gal Amiram and David Zwirner Gallery.


Stan Douglas, Canada, approx. 5m

TV Spots

1987-1988, Stan Douglas, Canada, approx. 4m

Tomatoes Another Day

1930, James Sibley Watson, U.S., 7m

This Is My Kingdom (Estes es mi reino)

2010, Carlos Reygadas, Mexico, 13m

I Remember Nothing

2015, Zia Anger, U.S., 18m

Could See a Puma

2011, Eduardo Williams, Argentina, 17m

The Backrooms

2022, Kane Parsons, U.S., 9m

Selected TikToks

2022, Honor Levy, U.S., 5m

Total runtime: approx. 75m


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