Still from House: After Five Years of Living, 1955
Office of Charles and Ray Eames, 11min

Still from Supersurface: An Alternative Model For Life On The Earth, 1972
Superstudio, 26min

Film and Video Program

Macho Man, Tell It
To My Heart:
Collected by Julie Ault

December 5, 2013 – February 20, 2014

Curated by Jason Simon, with Julie Ault

February 13, 7:30pm

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York
NY 10003

House: After Five Years
of Living
, 1955
Office of Charles and Ray Eames, 11min

Supersurface: An
Alternative Model For Life
On The Earth
, 1972
Superstudio, 26min

The World of Liberace, 1972
Tony Palmer, 55min

The films by Charles and Ray Eames and Superstudio were paired in 2000 in the first collaborative exhibition by Julie Ault and Martin Beck titled Outdoor Systems, indoor distribution at NGBK in Berlin. The Eames’s film is a self-study of their own living space, animated by the California light and the completeness of the modernist vision brought to scale there, while Supersurface is a famously proscriptive proposal for living in the absence of architecture. Adding to an examination of the morphing of culture in public space, The World of Liberace is a 1972 public-television portrait of the Las Vegas entertainer and actor, who here conducts a tour of his homes and most prized possessions, intercut with highlights of his shows. An immersion in the sheer passion of an artist-collector, Liberace’s excesses are surprisingly sentimental and directed.

Related Exhibition: Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault
November 24, 2013 – February 23, 2014

Related Material:
Jason Simon & Danh Vo
Cinema Elaine, 2013
HD Video, 1 minute