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SUZANNAH B. TROY:
Clayton Patterson on the soon to be released Captured movie
New York 2008 | Video 3:20 min

PLOT: CAPTURED is the story of one man's commitment to chronicling the legendary Lower East Side, and the individuals who define it. Since the early 1980s Clayton Patterson has been fully dedicated to documenting the final era of this historic and eclectic neighborhood long known for its humble streets, revolutionary minds and creative influence. He has obsessively recorded its many faces: from drag to hardcore, heroin to homelessness, political chaos to gentrification. CAPTURED profiles Patterson's odyssey from voyeur to provocateur, and from activist to renegade archivist. This fast-paced documentary includes Patterson's rare and renowned footage of the Tompkins Square police riots, and provides a close-up look at a fascinating character and chapter of urban culture.

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ABOUT Suzannah B. Troy: My passionate letters have been published in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Crain's, 9 in The New York Times, letter of the week "Carbon Copy" The Village Voice, The New York Post, The NY Daily News, Newsday, The Jerusalem Post, AM New York, Metro

ABOUT CLAYTON PATTERSON, born October 9, 1948, in Calgary, Canada. Studies of art and design at various universities. Since moving to New York City in 1979, his work has focused almost exclusively on documenting the art, life and times of the Lower East Side [LES] in Manhattan. Fights against the injustice of state-authorities. In 1994 he organized the first NO!art show in his gallery after 20 NO!years. Took part in the NO!art-box multiple at Edition Hundertmark 1996, and in the NO!art-show at Janos Gat Gallery in New York in 1998. Works as Documentary-, Libertarian-, and Tattoo-artist in New York together with his wife Elsa Rensaa and various social groups. Owns and runs the most voluminous and important NO!art video-archive. Lives in New York and leads the NO!art headquarters west. more

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