Hardcore and Shutter Interface

Sat, Sept 5, 2015
7–8:30 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

This special, one-night screening event brings together Walter De Maria’s rarely seen avant-garde Western Hardcore (1969) with Paul Sharits’s two-projection cinematic performance of Shutter Interface (1972). 

Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance, will introduce Hardcore as part of 99 Objects, a series of in-gallery programs each focused on a single work of art from the Whitney’s collection.

Walter De Maria (b. 1935, Albany, CA; d. 2013, Los Angeles, CA), Hardcore, 1969. 16mm film, color, sound; 26:31 min. Gift of Virginia Dwan 94.79

Paul Sharits (b. 1943, Denver, CO; d. 1993; Buffalo, NY), Shutter Interface, 1972. Two‑channel 16mm film, color, sound; 32 min. Purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee 2000.263

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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