A small team is currently preserving and promoting Jim Jennings’ work:
Genevieve Havemeyer-King, Genevieve is currently cataloging Jim’s 16mm work, which includes the negatives, originals and prints of at least 54 completed films (almost all of which have been screened at major venues), as well as nearly 50 years of outtakes and unused footage. Once the job is complete, the films will be ready for institutional preservation, digitalization and duplication.
Genevieve is a Media Archivist working in New York. A graduate of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and former fellow of the National Digital Stewardship Residency, she specializes in conservation and management of private film, video, and time based media art collections, and is currently Media Preservation Assistant at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Lily Jue Sheng. Lily is Jim’s Darkroom Assistant and Photo Archivist. She is helping to organize hundreds, if not thousands, of 35mm and medium-format negatives and to make new prints. She is also assisting in composing a database of known images.
Lily makes her own moving-image art with film, video, multi-projection performance, installation, and 2D mixed media. She graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, and is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Parrish Art Museum, Eyebeam, Mono No Aware, Microscope Gallery, Pioneer Works, and the Knockdown Center in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal in Montreal; the 1933 Slaughterhouse (老场坊) and West Bund Art & Design Fair in Shanghai; and 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo.
Jonas Lozoraitis. Jonas is cataloguing Jim’s Super 8 and 8mm films. These films, which were made in the late 60s and early 70s, fall into 2 categories: Early art films, which will form a compilation called “Bard Studies,” and depictions of life at Bard College, which will be grouped together into a work tentatively titled “Bard Diaries.” He is also working on producing a book of sketches taken from Jim’s numerous plumbing notebooks.
Jonas is a Lithuanian-born artist who resides in Brooklyn. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Amanda Schulman-Brokaw. Amanda is a Brooklyn-based writer, She graduated from Bard College with a BA in Art History.
Karen Treanor- Jennings. Karen is helping to organize shows and livestreams of Jim’s Kodachrome slides from the late 1970s and early 1980s, and to transfer the slides to a video format with a soundtrack composed of digital audio recordings Jim made on the streets of New York years ago.
Karen is Jim’s wife. She is the former Executive Director of the New York Expo of Film and Video, and holds a PhD (abd) in English Literature from New York University.
Hayley Garrigus. Hayley has helped organize documents and ephemera related to Jim’s early film screenings and slideshows.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bard College.
Many of Jim Jennings’ films are available at the Filmmakers’ Co-op in New York.
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