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America Is Hard to See: Film & Video Screenings

Structures and Gestures

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

The works in this screening play with the structural properties of film to investigate time, memory, form, and illusion: 

Hollis Frampton (b. 1936, Wooster, OH; d. 1984, Buffalo, NY), nostalgia (HAPAX LEGOMENA I), 1973. 16mm film, black‑and‑white, sound; 36 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee and the Director’s Discretionary Fund  2013.96

Gordon Matta‑Clark (b. 1943, New York, NY; d. 1978, Nyack, NY), Splitting, 1974. Super 8mm film transferred to video, black‑and‑white and color, silent; 10:50 min. Purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee 2000.161

Peter Campus (b. 1937, New York, NY), third tape, 1976. Two-inch open reel film transferred to video, color, sound; 5:06 min. Gift of the artist  2014.17

David Haxton (b. 1943, Indianapolis, IN), Cube and Room Drawings, 1976–77. 16mm film transferred to video, color, silent; 15 min. Gift of the artist  2013.47

Alex Hubbard (b. 1975, Toledo, OR), Dos Nacionales, 2008. Video, color, sound; 3:38 min. Purchase with funds from Melva Bucksbaum in honor of Mary and Patrick Scanlan and April and Glenn Bucksbaum  2011.6

This screening is free with Museum admission.

Schedule

May 2, 3:30 pm
June 13, 11 am
July 10, 1 pm
Aug 30, 11 am
Sept 20, 11 am

David Haxton (b. 1943), still from Cube and Room Drawings, 1976-77. 16mm film, color, silent; 15 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist  2013.47 © David Haxton 1976-1977

David Haxton (b. 1943), still from Cube and Room Drawings, 1976-77. 16mm film, color, silent; 15 min. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the artist  2013.47 © David Haxton 1976-1977