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America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings

Colorwork

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

The works in this screening investigate the intersection of color, form, light, and motion:

Mary Ellen Bute (b. 1906, Houston, TX; d. 1983, New York, NY), Synchromy No. 4: Escape, 1937–38; Spook Sport, 1939; Tarantella, 1940. All:16mm film transferred to video, color, sound; running times variable. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2014.101, 2014.226, 2014.102

Richard Serra (b. 1939, San Francisco, CA), Color Aid, 1970–71. 16mm film, color, sound; 36 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2011.100

John Baldessari (b. 1931, National City, CA), Six Colorful Inside Jobs, 1977. 16mm film transferred to video, color, silent; 32:53 min. Purchase with funds from Allison and Warren B. Kanders  2012.12

Amy Sillman (b. 1955, Detroit, MI), Draft of a Voice‑Over for Split‑Screen Video Loop, 2012. Video, color, sound; 6:06 min. Purchase with funds from Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz in honor of Chrissie Iles  2013.84

This screening is free with Museum admission.

Schedule

May 4, 11:45 am
June 14, 4:15 pm
August 14, 3 pm
August 29, 7 pm* 
September 20, 2 pm

*Works by Mary Ellen Bute will be screened on film.

Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983), still from Synchromy No. 4: Escape, 1937-38. 16mm film, color, sound; 4 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2014.101 © Estate of Mary Ellen Bute; courtesy Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin

Mary Ellen Bute (1906-1983), still from Synchromy No. 4: Escape, 1937-38. 16mm film, color, sound; 4 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2014.101 © Estate of Mary Ellen Bute; courtesy Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst, Berlin