Part of No Time to Rest! Film Series

Past event: streamed from November 11-17, 2020.

with it which it as it if it is to be, Part II
Eve Fowler, 2019, 31 min.

Single-channel video, color, with mono sound.

Eve Fowler’s art practice uses photography, painting, and film to explore the power of words and language and the strains of deep cultural biases in gender politics and queerness. In this collaborative film, Fowler makes a series of studio visits with women artists in New York and Los Angeles, capturing each in the midst of their creative process. The gestures and actions of art production, such as shaping clay and pouring paint, are paired with the artists’ reading passages from Gertrude Stein’s 1910 text Many Many Women, including this passage: “Each one is one, there are many of them. Each one is one. Each one is that one the one that one is,” In this documentation, Stein’s language gains new life and power for its self-determination, resistance, and solidarity.

Screens courtesy the artist and Morán Morán.