Zimbardo introduces a range of video works and recorded collaborative performances primarily from the 1970s that engage in various ways with the rural or urban environment. The conceptual experiments in the first part of the program reflect on perception; in the second part, artists move against the backdrop of New York's lower Manhattan or intervene in public locations in San Francisco.
Events in the Environment
Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 12:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Presented by Tanya Zimbardo, assistant curator of media arts, SFMOMA
Lawrence Weiner, Broken Off, 1971, video, black-and-white, sound, 1:30 min.
General Idea, Double Mirror Video, 1971, video, black-and-white, sound, 5:50 min.
Anthony McCall, Landscape for Fire, 1972, 16mm film transfer to video, color, optical sound, 7.5 min.
Joe Hawley, Mel Henderson, Alfred Young, Yellow Cabs, 1969, 16mm transfer to video, color, silent, 7.5 min.
Jill Scott, Taped, 1975, video, black-and-white, sound, 2 min.
Joan Jonas, Songdelay, 1973, 16mm film transfer to video, black-and-white, sound, 18:35 min.
Image: Jonas Jonas, Songdelay, 1973; 16mm film on video, black-and-white, sound, 18:35 min.; Collection SFMOMA, Camille W. and William S. Broadbent Fund; © Joan Jonas, courtesy the artist and Yvon Lambert New York, Paris