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Whitney Screens:
Rachel Rose

Fri, May 22, 2020
7 pm

Online, live-streamed on Vimeo

Engage with video art in the Whitney's collection while you’re at home with Whitney Screens. Every Friday, we’re featuring special screenings of video works recently brought into the collection, all by emerging artists, in keeping with the Whitney’s long tradition of supporting artists at the beginning and during key moments of their careers.

This week's screening will present three films by Rachel Rose: Lake Valley, Everything and More, and Palisades in Palisades. Lake Valley (2016) collages images taken from nineteenth-century children’s books with new hand-drawn animations to tell a fictional story about the formation of selfhood. Everything and More (2015) explores the existential experience of sensory disembodiment in outer space, combining footage filmed in a pool that simulates zero gravity for astronauts in-training, with handmade immersive liquid abstractions. The voice of David Wolf, a NASA astronaut, can be heard describing his perceptions of Earth and space to the artist. Palisades in Palisades (2014) uses a remote control lens and a trompe-l’oeil editing technique to connect footage of a girl standing by the Hudson River in the Palisades Interstate Park with various moments in the history of that specific site.

This screening will present Rose's films in their entirety, with an introduction by Scott Rothkopf, Senior Deputy Director and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator. The video will remain on Vimeo for 24 hours.

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