Bruce Conner. AMERICA IS WAITING.

Conner’s early dance films set to popular music, like BREAKAWAY (1966), have frequently been recognized for their prefiguration of the MTV aesthetic of the 1980s. Here they are screened with Conner’s MONGOLOID (1978), a collaboration with Devo; and MEA CULPA (1981) and AMERICA IS WAITING (1981), collaborations with David Byrne and Brian Eno.

Program approx. 60 min.

COSMIC RAY. 1961. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 4.5 min.

16mm.

VIVIAN. 1964. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 3 min.

16mm.

BREAKAWAY. 1966. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 5 min.

16mm.

LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (BEATLES VERSION). 1959–67. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 3 min.

16mm.

MONGOLOID (music video for “Mongoloid,” by DEVO). 1978. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 3:30 min.

16mm.

TAKE THE 5:10 TO DREAMLAND. 1979. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 5 min.

16mm.

VALSE TRISTE. 1979. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 3:30 min.

16mm.

MEA CULPA (music video for “Mea Culpa,” by David Byrne and Brian Eno). 1981. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 5 min.

16mm.

AMERICA IS WAITING (music video for “America Is Waiting,” by David Byrne and Brian Eno). 1981. USA. Directed by Bruce Conner. 3:30 min.

16mm.

  1. Wednesday, September 28, 2016,
    4:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Monday, September 19, 2016,
    7:00 p.m.

    Introduced by Mark Mothersbaugh, founding member, DEVO
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2