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  • Rock My Religion

    1982–84. USA. Dan Graham. 55 min.

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

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



  • Rock My Religion

    1982–84. USA. Directed by Dan Graham. With the "reeling and rocking" of religious revivals as his point of departure, Graham analyzes the emergence of rock music as religion among teenage consumers in the isolated milieu of 1950s suburbia. The music and philosophy of Patti Smith, who made explicit the trope that rock is religion, are his focus. This complex collage of text, film footage, and performance is a compelling theoretical essay on the ideological codes and historical contexts that gave rise to the cultural phenomenon of rock and roll. 55 min.

In the Film exhibition Looking at Music

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