Electromediascope 2004

January 1, 2004—December 31, 2004

Electromediascope is a survey of contemporary international work in experimental film, video, new media and performance art.

Winter 2004
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

Spring 2004
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

Fall 2004
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

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