A MOVIE (1958) appears here as a harbinger of later experiments with reclaimed imagery in experimental cinema from the 1990s to the present. Conner’s work resonates with approaches to found or appropriated materials that are in turn poetic, analytical, and even autobiographical. With works by Cauleen Smith, Leah Gilliam, Christian Marclay, and James Richards.
Program approx. 90 min.
A MOVIE. 1958. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 12 min.
Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron). 1992. USA. Directed by Cauleen Smith. Courtesy Canyon Cinema. 7 min.
Telephones. 1995. USA. Directed by Christian Marclay. 7:30 min.
Sapphire and the Slave Girl. 1995. USA. Directed by Leah Gilliam. Courtesy Video Data Bank. 17 min.
Raking Light. 2014. USA. Directed by James Richards. Courtesy Rodeo Gallery, London. 7 min.