Artists Space

Evening screening of selected works from
Remapping Boundaries: Video Art and Popular Culture

March 10, 1991, 7pm

A video program and evening screening exploring the relationship between video art and popular culture - organized by Liz Kotz, San Francisco based critic and curator.

Sunday, March 10, 1991, 7:00pm at The Collective for Living Cinema
41 White Street (between Broadway and Church streets)
Admission: $5, students and Seniors: $3, Members: free
Artists will be present for the screening.

Swamp by Abigail Child (40 minutes)
"The Swamp: America's new family entertainment!" From bookstore to theme park, how culture threatens to sink from sight in the swamp of relentless progress. Enthusiastic overacting and fancy dress parties form the basis of this swamp opera which approaches the narrative structure of a TV serial so that it can then splutter apart in a dizzying, discontinuous montage. Dialogue by Sarah Schulman, features performances by George Kuchar, Kevin Killian and more.

Stephen by Robert and Donald Kinney (28 minutes)
Based in part on Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Stephen is the final installment in a series of three productions by San Diego-based artists Robert and Donald Kinney. Like their earlier tapes The Maids (1990) and Talk to Me Like the Rain (1989), the latest co-production by the twin brothers explores gay sexuality within a popular narrative form. It focuses on the story of siblings, and in this case, twins, locked in a complex and often claustrophobic emotional and sexual relationship.
"I think of my aesthetic ... as having been influenced by Jean Genet and daytime television." -- Robert Kinney

The complete Anne Frank by Dale Hoyt (33 minutes, 1986)
A hallucinatory and aggressively anachronistic re-telling of the Anne Frank story, complete with submerged sexual tension and four actresses in the lead role. Hoyt's controversial tape combines lurid lighting, whiney performers, telephone sex and references to 1960's TV shows in its fervid dramatization of Anne Frank as modern myth and media icon.

Artists Space programs are made possible by: the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, New York State Council on the Arts, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; AT&T Foundation, Inc., The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion, The Bohen Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., Horace w. Goldsmith Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc., The Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation, Inc., The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, The Menemsha Fund, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Betty Parsons Foundation, The Reed Foundation, Inc., The Rockefeller Foundation, The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.; American Express Company, The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Equitable Real Estate Group, Inc., General Atlantic Corporation, R.H. Macy and Company, Inc., Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, Philip Morris Companies Inc., and U.S. Trust Company of New York; as well as Artwatch, Galleries in Support of Artists Space, Members and numerous Friends.
Artists Space is a member of the National Association of Artists Organizations (NAAO) and the National Alliance of Media Arts Centers (NAMAC).