Media Arts Preview: Performance, Rituals, Myths, Interventions | KCET
Media Arts Preview: Performance, Rituals, Myths, Interventions
The city-wide series of screenings of experimental film and video from San Francisco featured in a new book co-edited by Steve Anker of CalArts and titled Radical Light continues at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. The show, Post Conceptual Performance: Video, 1977 to 1997, features an amazing line-up of work, including Leslie Singer's hilarious parodies Laurie Sings Iggy and The Madonna Series: 1-5, Anne McGuire's I Am Crazy and You're Not Wrong, and Tony Labat's consideration of identity via gesture in Solo Flight. Spanning 20 years, the show demonstrates the power of conceptual performance in video, and the diverse ways in which video artists used the body to consider the self, identity, memory, pop culture and more. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 22
Sunday, January 23
Steve Anker brings a collection of rare 8mm and Super 8 films to the Echo Park Film Center in the final screening in celebration of the book Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945 - 2000. Filmmakers include Bruce Conner, Scott Stark, Janis Crystal Lipzin, silt, Julie Murray, Bob Branaman, Nathaniel Dorsky and others, and Anker will present the films.
The Kristi Engle Gallery continues TBA: A Group Video Exhibition in 7 Parts with Part 5 opening today, but with the reception scheduled for January 29. You'll find work by John Pearson, Joan Perlman, Jeremy J. Quinn and Jesse Robinson. The gallery is open noon - 6:00 p.m.
Iconic filmmaker Barbara Hammer was a key contributor to the emergence and evolution of queer cinema from the 1970s on, with a filmography that includes more than 75 films. Hammer is known for her radical visual style and attention to the personal, and her films have influenced younger generations of filmmakers concerned with themes of identity, representation and sex. Hammer returns to LA with a show titled Barbara Hammer: Experimenting in Life and Art at REDCAT. The show includes Generations, about filmmaking itself, and A Horse Is Not a Metaphor, in which Hammer reflects on her bout with cancer. Hammer, who is a dynamic speaker, will be present. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.