February 23 – March 29, 1980
JEFF BALSMEYER will install his piece, "Giving Peasants Agricultural Advice", in Gallery 207. The work makes use of three simultaneously projected film loops in which West Indian men and boys are seen practicing techniques of farming, construction and assembly. The theoretically new methods portrayed are not so much real improvements as they are ingrown version of the old rudimentary ones. These loops served as the basis for a short feature-length film, also shot in the West Indies, which BALSMEYER will release in the spring.