The Business of Thought: A Recorded History of Artists Space
  • Year2020
  • Duration11 min

An oral history of Artists Space, the legendary New York artists organization. Told through the voices of the artists, critics and curators who formed it, the film is narrated by voiceover culled from 30 hours of archival cassette tape interviews over a 45 year period. Artists such as Laurie Anderson, Mike Kelley, Hito Steyerl and David Wojnarowicz walk us through the decades. A formally-experimental and raucously-told chronology composed of rare archival documentation, The Business of Thought: A Recorded History of Artists Space is a reminder of the radical potential of the arts and the importance of collective, cultural spaces.

  • Director(s): Sierra Pettengill
  • Producer(s): Alexander S.C. Rower, Elan Gentry
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Premiere status: World Premiere