Calling all friends, students and collaborators of Tony Conrad to…BRING YOUR OWN TONY! Submit your work to be considered for a special screening of films and videos on May 11th in which the late artist appeared or participated. One of Squeaky Wheel’s founders, Conrad was a prolific collaborator, and never shied away from being part of the works of his community. In association with the exhibition, Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, BRING YOUR OWN TONY honors the artist’s collaborative spirit by highlighting a few of the many art projects, both known and unknown, that he enthusiastically participated in. Did Tony star in your zombie flick? Did he play the accordion in the corner of your performance-art video? Do you have a cellphone clip of him goofing around at the Lennox? Send us your work!
Artists included in BRING YOUR OWN TONY will receive a $50 screening fee per work. All works will be screened in digital formats; if selected works have not been digitized, Squeaky Wheel will contact you to discuss non-archival digital transfer options.
Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective is organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery with the support of the University at Buffalo Art Galleries. The exhibition’s community partners include Burchfield Penney Art Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center.
Banner image: Tony Conrad with a video camera, c. mid-1990s. Image courtesy Tony Conrad Archives