Is It My Body: Conversions, Transgressions, and Representations

Screen/Offscreen: Program 1

Co-Presented with the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College

Screening Space provided by Fourteen30 Contemporary [@ 937]

Feb. 28 + 29 - 7:00 pm
Fourteen30 Contemporary @ 937
937 NW Glisan St
Vito Acconci, "Conversions" / Image courtesy of Acconci Studio
Denise Marika. "Leg," 2005.
Eleanor Antin. "Representational Painting," 1971. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Seoungho Cho. "Snap," 2006. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Ursula Hodel. "FAT," 2003. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

About This Screening

Inspired by Bruce Nauman's use of his own body in his film and video performance pieces, such as Black Balls, this program features experi­mental and avant-garde moving-image work that critically and creative­ly examines subjective representations of naked, sexualized, socially transgressive, and decontextualized bodies and body parts. The human/artist's body is used quite literally as a canvas for paint, make­up, or other materials (like fat), while the durational aspect of many of these works bring forward complex issues of identity, gender, and even the body's very malleability via both performance and media technolo­gies. The program includes historical film and video from Nauman and contemporaries Eleanor Antin and Vito Acconci as well as work by con­temporary film and video artists like Ursula Hodel and Denise Marika, all of whom examine the varied geographies of the human body and definitions of the self in a number of challenging and poetic ways This program was commissioned by The Douglas F Cooley Memorial Art Gallery Reed College and is in conjunction with the exhibit, BRUCE NAUMAN: BASEMENTS on view at the Cooleyfrom January 27 to March 9. For more info: Special Lecture & Reception
Robert Slifkin, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
February 17th, 7 p.m., Reed College Chapel
Followed by a reception at the Cooley Gallery

About @ 937 
Fourteen30 Contemporary, with generous support from 937 Condominiums, presents programming at 937 NW Glisan, an incentive which exists to connect a larger Portland audience to the vibrancy of visual and performing arts happening outside of the Pearl district. 

Program Details

February 28
  • Black Balls
    by Bruce Nauman
    1969, 16mm transferred to BetaSP, b&w, silent, 8 min.
  • Hand Movie
    by Yvonne Rainer
    1966, S8mm transferred to BetaSP, b&w, silent, 5 min.
  • Geography of the Body
    by Willard Maas
    1943, 16mm, b&w, sound, 7 min.
  • Conversions
    by Vito Acconci
    1971, S8mm, b&w, sound, 65 min.
February 29
  • Representational Painting
    by Eleanor Antin
    1971, video, b&w, silent, 38 min.
  • Fat
    by Ursula Hodel
    2003, video, color, sound, 17 min.
  • Snap
    by Seoungho Cho
    2006, video, color/b&w, sound, 4 min.
  • Leg
    by Denise Marika
    2005, video, color, sound, 10 min.
  • Thighing (Blue)
    by Bruce Nauman
    1967, 16mm transferred to BetaSP, color, sound, 4 min.

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