Electromediascope is a survey of contemporary international work in experimental film, video, new media and performance art.
Real to Reel
The cinematic essays, video verité, diaristic and experimental nonfiction works in Real to Reel presented a diverse spectrum of individual voices that observe and address the human condition and its varied examples of family and community. Eight video works by Richard Billingham, Cecilia Dougherty, Kathy High, George Kuchar, Quirine Racké, Éder Santos, Allan Sekula and John Smith.
Chigger Country, George Kuchar (American), 1999, 23:45 min., video
Storytellers Telling Stories: Video Works by North American Native Artists
Inuit and American Indian artists using digital video and new media are producing contemporary works that draw upon a wealth of stories and knowledge derived from the oral traditions of their preliterate societies. Three evening screenings featured two video works by Igloolik Isuma Productions, including the acclaimed feature-length Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), as well as works by North American native artists Dana Claxton, Anthony Deiter and James Luna.
Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner), Igloolik Isuma Productions, 2001, 172 min., digital video shown on DVD, Inuktitut with English subtitles
Mathew Barney’s CREMASTER Cycle
All five parts of Barney’s epic transformative adventure on film was screened in Kansas City as part of Electromediascope.
CREMASTER 1, Matthew Barney (American) 1995, 40:40 min., 35 mm film, courtesy Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York