Michael Snow. <i>Sidelength</i>. Eighty 35mm color slides. The Museum of Modern Art. Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds

An Evening with Michael Snow

Monday, April 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

The legendary film/media-maker, visual artist, musician, and unconventional storyteller Michael Snow (Canadian, b. 1928) views his own work in terms of longstanding themes—transparency, temporal abstraction, formation through layering, discontinuity, framing, and the active role of the perceiver. Snow joins us to discuss two of his slide installations that were recently acquired by the Museum. In Slidelength (1969–71), hands holding rectangular sheets of colored plastic, canted and tilted at angles, create geometric and prismatic patterns that recall electrified variations of color and texture. Sink (1970) articulates how any physical subject (in this case, the paint-splattered slop sink in Snow’s studio) is “reduced” to patterns of light when projected. Program 90 min.

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