Films

Popular Mechanics

SUN, May 3, 2015
3–6 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

Influenced by the rise of mass media, the works in this program examine popular culture, sub-culture, and imagined culture during the 1980s:

Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946, New York, NY), PM Magazine/Acid Rock, 1982. Video, color, sound; 4:09 min. Purchase with funds from Beth Rudin DeWoody  2012.14

Dan Graham (b. 1942, Urbana, IL), Rock My Religion, 1982–84. Video, black‑and‑white and color, sound; 55:27 min. Purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee  2000.170

Charles Atlas (b. 1949, St. Louis, MO), Hail the New Puritan, 1985–86. Video, color, sound; 84 min. 47 sec. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee and Catherine Orentreich in honor of Norman Orentreich  2014.284

Ericka Beckman (b. 1951, Hempstead, NY), You the better, 1983. 16mm film transferred to video, color, sound; 30 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee  2014.4

This screening is free with Museum admission.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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