" the nea tapes "
Paul Lamarre and
Melissa P. Wolf are independent filmmakers and artists living in New York whose site-specific
installations often include video. Their previous video projects include The Chelsea
Tapes (1985) and The Starving Artists' Cookbook / Video (1991). They
have been exhibited nationally and internationally and their work is in numerous
collections. The Chelsea Tapes is a series of 26 video vignettes forming an
autobiographical diary of Lamarre's extended stay at Manhattan's famous Chelsea Hotel. The
Chelsea Tapes was awarded Best Non-Narrative Video at the San Francisco International
Film Festival in 1986, and can be found in the collections of the Institute for
Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, and the Staedlijk Museum in Amsterdam. The Chelsea
Tapes was also awarded The Kitchen Media Bureau Grant, 1984 and 1985. Previous to this
collaboration, Paul Lamarre received a 1982 CAPS Fellowship, in Multi-Media / Video /
Performance for the video, Baking Bread and The Adult to the Child. A second
documentary, The Starving Artists' Cookbook, a video series initiated in 1986, is a
compendium video documentation of individual artists in the U.S., Europe and Russia. While
expounding on the artists' relationship between art and life, The Starving Artists'
Cookbook is also a portrait series on the artist in society; and a video enactment of
the social / economic condition of an artists' international community. The Starving
Artists' Cookbook (1991), was included in the Videonale, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
(1992); and also has received from Artists Space, an Individual Artists' Grant, 1989; from
The Kitchen, a Media Bureau Grant, 1988; a CEC-ArtsLink Fellowship; and from New York
Foundation for the Arts, a Video Fellowship, 1987.
Melissa P. Wolf
(In June 2003 while in Cincinnati Ohio presenting "the nea tapes" at Xavier University, Lamarre and Wolf met the artist Thomas Condon. Condon had been imprisoned for one year for his art. The filmmakers decided to begin a new documentary investigating why this artist was wrongly convicted.) Please visit: www.wideopenproductions.org for more details.
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