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]
937 NW Glisan St
- Work Stills:
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: reed.edu/gallery
Special Lecture & Reception
Robert Slifkin, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
BRUCE NAUMAN, GOING SOLO
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.
Black Balls1969, 16mm transferred to BetaSP, b&w, silent, 8 min.
by Bruce Nauman
Hand Movie1966, S8mm transferred to BetaSP, b&w, silent, 5 min.
by Yvonne Rainer
Geography of the Body1943, 16mm, b&w, sound, 7 min.
by Willard Maas
Conversions1971, S8mm, b&w, sound, 65 min.
by Vito Acconci
Representational Painting1971, video, b&w, silent, 38 min.
by Eleanor Antin
Fat2003, video, color, sound, 17 min.
by Ursula Hodel
Snap2006, video, color/b&w, sound, 4 min.
by Seoungho Cho
Leg2005, video, color, sound, 10 min.
by Denise Marika
Thighing (Blue)1967, 16mm transferred to BetaSP, color, sound, 4 min.
by Bruce Nauman
Screenings This Season
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails Feb. 28 + 29
Is It My Body: Conversions, Transgressions, and Representations Mar. 12 + 13
Inner Space & Outer Space: 16mm Experimental Films from Los Angeles Apr. 17 + 18
Rock & Religion: The Medium of Worship May. 15 + 16
Show and Tell: The Work of Dani Leventhal May. 24
The Animals and Their Limitations Jun. 8