Studio News Archive
June 11, 2011 • A memorial in remembrance of Richard "Ricky" Leacock will be held this Saturday, June 11, at the newly opened MIT Media Lab. Leacock, a pioneer of cinéma vérité and founder of the MIT film program, was celebrated for his innovative and incomparable contributions to documentary film. Through his ground-breaking use of lightweight cameras, direct, synchronous sound technique and unique camerawork, Leacock contributed to documentary milestones including Robert Flaherty's Louisiana Story, D.A. Pennebaker's Don't Look Back, and Robert Drew's Primary, a portrait of John F. Kennedy during a Wisconsin primary election. Leacock's 2011 passing in Paris, on March 23, at the age of 89, was received with mourning by longtime friend and collaborator Robert Gardner, as commemoration of his life spread throughout the internet and airwaves. A selection of never before seen photos from Gardner's trip to Marseilles with Ricky in 1992 was presented at the memorial.
June 7, 2011 • For a limited time only, libraries and academic institutions worldwide are eligible to receive Robert Gardner's The Impulse to Preserve: Reflections of a Filmmaker for just the price of shipping & handling. Please contact us for more details on this special offer today.
January 3, 2011 • Robert Gardner's Screening Room and non-commercials will be featured at an exhibit opening January 12 at Apex Art. Curated by Michael Hutcherson and Gary Fogelson, the show takes a look at the promises, innovative programs, and public impact of the first decade of Boston's WCVB-TV Channel 5. Visit the gallery's website for more information.
November 24, 2010 • Samina Quraeshi recalls the moment she decided to be a designer on NPR's Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson
October 12, 2010 • The Harvard Film Archive will present Still Journey On–The Films of Robert Gardner October 15–November 8. Mr. Gardner will appear in person October 29 for book release party for Just Representations and following screening of new work. Please visit the Harvard Film Archive website for detailed screening information.
September 24, 2010 • Screening Room with Emile de Antonio will be included in TELE:VISIONS, a large thematic sidebar at CPH:DOX about original and inventive television, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival in November, 4-14.
September 8, 2010 • We are pleased to announce the release of Lingering Ghosts, a collection of nineteen short poems by Charles Simic.
August 2, 2010 • Rebecca Meyers' new film, blue mantle, will have its world premiere in the Wavelengths program at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
• Production for Peter Hutton's 3 Landscapes, a feature length 16mm film, began in summer 2010. Its three part structure visits Zug Island, an industrialized area near the southern city limits of Detroit; the salt flats of Ethiopia; and an as yet to be determined site.
April 15, 2010 • The 53rd annual New England Book Show has just announced Human Documents is the winning entry in the General Trade Illustrated/Book category! The New England Book Show is an annual juried show that recognizes the year's most outstanding work by New England publishers, printers and graphic designers. Winning books are selected for their design, quality of materials, and workmanship.
April 9, 2010 • Photographer Kevin Bubriski has been named the 2010-2011 Robert Gardner Visiting Artist Fellow at the Peabody Museum, read the press release here.
April 5, 6:00-7:30 • The Annual Stratis Haviaras Lecture with Prof. Fanny Howe at Sever Hall: Sever Hall, Room 113, Cambridge, MA. Fanny will be reading selected poems, including her most recent book, In & Out, accompanied by video projections.
March 28, 2010 • At the invitation of Cuba's EICTV, Robert Gardner was their guest from March 19-26. He was brought to the Academy as a visiting professor to engage with students in the Documentary section of their curriculum. His presentation included work by Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, Peter Hutton, Robert Fulton, Hilary Harris, Les Blank and Vlatko Gilic. Of his own work he showed Dead Birds, Rivers of Sand, Forest of Bliss, Ika Hands and Deep Hearts as well as a number of Screening Room DVDs.
His visit included many hours of consultation with 2nd and 3rd year students heading out to make films of their own. The school teaches fiction as well as documentary. Sound recording and editing is also taught. The school is equipped with Final Cut Pro facilities which permits a high level involvement in editing.
Occasionally the school invites directors for relatively short periods of time. Before Gardner those invited included Francis Ford Coppola, Werner Herzog and Mike Leigh. Several films of real merit as films have been made by the students at this school and shown in festivals throughout the world. Visit the EICTV website: www.eictv.org
March 17, 2010 • Visit Michael Hutcherson at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference conference March 17-21 in Los Angeles. Studio7Arts produced books and DVDs can be found at deep discounts in the exhibit hall.
February 9, 2010 • Seven Forsaken Fragments will be presented at Light Industry February 23, 7:30 P.M. Please join us in Brooklyn!
January 29, 2010 • Nepalese Shamanism - Ritual Objects from Nepal: this exhibition includes a broad variety of items that are employed in Nepalese shamanic ceremonies accompanied by a series of photographs of Nepal by Kevin Bubriski. January 29 – March 16, at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.
January 22, 2010 • Distant Lands, Photographs by Kevin Bubriski: a selection of black and white gelatin silver photographs from 1984 through 1996 of Butoh dance from Japan and view camera landscapes from Nepal. January 16 – February 7, at Marlboro College. Gallery talk at 4 P.M. February 2.
January 10, 2010 • Documenting the installation of Christian Boltanski's MONUMENTA exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris. Read more about the project here.
December 18, 2009 • A portfolio of forty of Kevin Bubriski's photographs is on view at: SocialDocumentary.net. These photographs were taken at the deployment ceremonies of Vermont National Guard troops to Afghanistan on December 10, 2009 at the Armory in Bennington, Vermont and on December 11, 2009 at the UVM field house in Burlington, VT.
December 1, 2009 • We are proud to announce the creation of In & Out, a limited edition book of Polaroids by Robert Gardner and poetry by Fanny Howe.
November 29, 2009 • Please join us at the Harvard Film Archive, December 4 at 7 P.M. for a presentation of film fragments by Robert Gardner as part of a three-day celebration of the Archive's 30th anniversary. Visit the website for more details.
November 3, 2009 • View a recent portfolio of images by Kevin Bubriski at Social Documentary.net
October 30, 2009 • Studio7Arts has now launched its Books for Sale section. Our collection of rare, limited edition, and signed books will be changing in the coming months, so check back for new additions. All proceeds will fund future studio projects.
October 24-27, 2009 • Coordinated by Peter Hutton, Bard College honored Robert Gardner in a three day tribute that included 16mm and 35mm screenings of his films, an exhibition of his photographs and a panel discussion with Susan Meiselas, Stanley Cavell, Charles Warren, Luc Sante, and Ian Buruma around a group of Gardner's unfinished film projects. Click here for more information.
September 17, 2009 • Human Documents: 8 Photographers is now available!
Photographs of Richard "Ricky" Leacock taken by Robert Gardner; remastered by Simon Malkovas; photographs of friends, studio members & visitors taken by Michael Hutcherson.
Scott MacDonald, April '10
David MacDougall, February '10
Allesandra Sanguinetti, April '10
Michael Fitzgerald, Robert Gardner & Rebecca Meyers, May '10
Steve Stinehour, Paul Ikovic & Robert Gardner, May '10
Robert Gardner, Bruce Strumminger and the iPad, May '10
Peter O'Malley, July '10
Robert Gardner at EICTV, Cuba, March '10
Toshi Katayama, February '10
SCMS conference, March '10
Robert Gardner at Light Industry, February '10
Fanny Howe, Robert Gardner and Charles Warren, December '09
Robert Gardner and Susan Meiselas at Bard, October '09
Alex Webb, September '09
Mike Hazard, August '09
Adele Pressman, Robert Gardner & Adelaide De Menil, August '09
Mitchell Zuckoff, August '09
Samina Quraeshi, June '09
Guy Tillim, May '09
Shiloh & Robert, with Matt, Amy & Liz (HFA), January '09
Robert Gardner & Ricky Leacock, December '08