The (moving) pictures generation
Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic. They engaged cinematic movement, time, and the body in their work, and did so across mediums - utilizing not only film, but sculpture, drawing, photography, and performance. the cinematic impulse was evidenced in the high art ov Jack Goldstein, Robert Longo, and Cindy Sherman, and in the film practice of "No Wave" filmakers Amos Poe and Vivienne Dickm and the feature films of Kathryn Bigelow. Vera Dika considers the work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice.