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11 AM–12:15 PM
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings
Lyrical Observations

Lyrical Observations

11 AM–12:15 PM

11 AM–12:15 PM

America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings

The works in this screening are intimate observations that become poetic—sometimes lyrical, sometimes pensive—in their sustained duration:

Robert Beavers (b. 1949, Brookline, MA), Sotiros, 1975–96. 35mm film, color, sound; 25 min. Purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee and preserved with funds from the National Film Preservation Foundation  2003.90

Kevin Jerome Everson (b. 1965, Mansfield, OH), Act One: Betty and the Candle, 2010. 16mm film transferred to video, black-and-white, silent, 11:25 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2012.17

Anna Gaskell (b. 1969, Des Moines, IA), SOSW Ballet, 2011. 35mm film, color, sound; 27:04 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2012.20

David Hartt (b. 1967, Montreal, Canada), Stray Light, 2011. Video, color, sound; 12:12 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2013.80

This screening is free with Museum admission.

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12 PM
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1 PM

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1–4 PM
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
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I Feel Your Pain (A Performa Commission)

1–4 PM

America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings

Liz Magic Laser’s 2011 video I Feel your Pain dramatizes recent political events and speeches, recasting them as a romance narrative. The performance was originally staged, performed, filmed, and edited in real time at a movie theater in front of a live audience. 

Liz Magic Laser (b. 1981, New York, NY), I Feel Your Pain, 2011. Video, color, sound; 180 min. Purchase with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation Inc. in honor of Ron Clark, Director, Independent Study Program  2013.14

This screening is free with Museum admission.

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3 PM
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_America Is Hard To See_: Floor Five

3 PM

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5–5:30 PM
Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
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Lifted Frames

Lifted Frames

5–5:30 PM

5–5:30 PM

America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings

The works in this screening each make use of mainstream movie footage, remixing it in order to turn it against its narrative origins. Raphael Montañez Ortiz re-edits a classic Hollywood Western in a symbolic act of repatriation to the Native Americans. Morgan Fisher’s composition is a seemingly chance collection of interstitial moving pictures. Christian Marclay’s Telephones edits found Hollywood footage into an extended scene of frenetic action and monologue.

Raphael Montañez Ortiz (b. 1934, Brooklyn, NY), Cowboy and “Indian” Film, 1957–58. 16mm film transferred to video, black-and-white, sound; 2:19 min. 

Morgan Fisher (b. 1942, Washington, DC), ( ), 2003. 16mm film, color, silent; 21 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2010.8

Christian Marclay (b. 1955, San Rafael, CA), Telephones, 1995. Video, color, sound; 7:30 min. Gift of Anne and Arthur Goldstein  2014.20 

This screening is free with Museum admission. Please note: Christian Marclay’s Telephones will screen on August 22 only.

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