Free Screening 16 July, 7PM @ Mercer Union: Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

16 July 2009 12am - 12am

Special screening in conjunction with the current exhibition This Is How We Walk on the Moon by Johanna Billing.

Thursday 16 July, 7 PM

Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, 2008.

Directed by Matt Wolf

71 minutes


Wild Combination is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the ground-breaking avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Russell created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Russell’s work has developed a significant international following. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Russell’s family, friends, and closest collaborators—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story.

Johanna Billing: This Is How We Walk on the Moon and Sarah Gregg Millman: A Fun Time Is a Great Time, on view at Mercer Union until 15 August 2009.

New limited edition Johanna Billing LP on sale now!

This Is How We Walk on the Moon

Original Film Soundtrack LP

Produced by apparent extent in collaboration with Malmö Konsthall and Mercer Union