Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
Yvonne Rainer’s Five Easy Pieces and David Lamelas’s The Desert People center on the social and physical dynamics between individuals. The psychological space presented in these works is set against the landscape of the deserts of the American West represented in Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels and Walter De Maria’s Hardcore.
Yvonne Rainer (b. 1934, San Francisco, CA), Five Easy Pieces, 1966–69. 8mm and 16mm film transferred to video, black‑and‑white, silent, 48 min. Purchase with funds from Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo in honor of Ron Clark and The Independent Study Program 2011.91
Walter De Maria (b. 1935, Albany, CA; d. 2013, Los Angeles, CA), Hardcore, 1969. Two‑channel 16mm film transferred to video, color, sound; 28 min. Gift of Virginia Dwan 94.79
David Lamelas (b. 1946, Buenos Aires, Argentina), The Desert People, 1974. 16mm film, color, sound; 52 min. Gift of the artist 2001.238
Nancy Holt (b. 1938, Worcester, MA; d. 2014, New York, NY), Sun Tunnels, 1978. 16mm film transferred to video, color, sound, 28:31 min. Purchase with funds from Cristina Enriquez‑Bocobo in honor of Cody Smith 2010.142
This screening is free with Museum admission.
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