Artists Space

Film and Video Program
Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault
February 13

Screenings
February 13, 2014, 7:30pm

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

Six people are seated and lounging in a digitally rendered landscape.
Still from Supersurface: An Alternative Model For Life On The Earth, 1972. Superstudio, 26min. [Six people are seated and lounging in a digitally rendered landscape.]

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.