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2014 Biennial Film & Video Screenings

Doug Ischar:
come lontano, Tristes Tarzan, Alone with You

Location: Whitney Museum Second Floor (Kaufman Astoria Studios Film and Video Gallery)

As part of the 2014 Biennial, the Whitney Museum presents three videos by Doug Ischar that explore longing, loss, and gay identity. Alone With You centers around a young professional wrestler as an object of desire. come lontano is an homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini and Maria Callas that incorporates footage from Pasolini’s 1969 film Medea as well as numerous print sources. Tristes Tarzan brings together two historical Tarzan films from 1920 and 1950 into a five-part variation on a theme.

April 30–May 4
Videos screen during Museum Hours

Free with Museum admission. Admittance is on a first-come, first-seated basis until capacity is reached.

Doug Ischar, still from Alone With You, 2011. NTSC video, color, sound; 21 minutes. Collection of the artist. © Doug Ischar

Doug Ischar, still from Alone With You, 2011. NTSC video, color, sound; 21 minutes. Collection of the artist. © Doug Ischar