Dark Mirror: Artist Videos

Related Exhibition Douglas Gordon

Thursday, November 01, 2007, 6:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Organized by Zimbardo in conjunction with Douglas Gordon: Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from about 1992 until Now, this program presents contemporary video shorts that intervene into popular cinema. From manipulations of appropriated footage to collaborations with movie actors and directors, the featured selections predominantly draw from crime, thriller, and action movies. The program additionally reflects on these classic film genres through homages to suspense master Alfred Hitchcock and horror film auteur Jean Rollin. The program includes an introduction by Zimbardo and precedes SFMOMA Sessions: Douglas Gordon.

Program lineup (total running time 60 min.):
Looking for Alfred, Johan Grimonprez, 2004, 10 min.
Specialized Technicians Required: Being Luis Porcar, Manuel Saiz, 2005, 2 min.
Promises, Anri Sala, 2001, 4 min.
Fight Club, Kara Hearn, 2006, 2 min.
Apoohcalypse Now, Artemio Narro, 2002, 9 min.
Climaxes 1966-2001, Joe Sola, 2002, 2 min.
16mm Mystery, Christian Jankowski, 2004, 5 min.
Life Like, Aïda Ruilova, 2006, 6 min.
Capturing Rose, Wago Kreider, 2007, 4 min.
4 Vertigo, Les LeVeque, 2000, 9 min.

Additional Info

Tanya Zimbardo, assistant curator, media arts, SFMOMA