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Screened as part of the 2014 Biennial, Rochelle Feinstein’s Recording (2002–14) was shot in downtown Manhattan on September 11, 2002. Made in a single take, it captures the patch of sky that had been blocked by the World Trade Center buildings until the attack on them the previous year. The video’s duration was determined by the time that elapsed between the first plane crash and the second.
Toy George (2014) is a re-creation of a nature video. The camera tracks a wooden model of “Lonesome George,” a tortoise whose species had been presumed extinct until he was found in 1972. The toy’s awkward movements are both pathetic and humorous, as are the off-screen conversations between “conservationists” about their efforts to get him to mate with similar breeds in order to secure the survival of his species (efforts that, in real life, proved unsuccessful).
With thanks to Nick Rymer
Work by Rochelle Feinstein will be screened in the second floor Film & Video Gallery, May 14–25. View the calendar for more information.
Academy Records and Matt Hanner
Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna
Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
Critical Practices Inc.
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons,
Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
Tony Greene curated by Richard
Hawkins and Catherine Opie
Yve Laris Cohen
My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon
and Alexandro Segade)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Charline von Heyl
David Foster Wallace