Electromediascope 2005

January 1, 2005—December 31, 2005

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

Winter 2005
Five Films by Andy Warhol

As with the rest of his work, Warhol’s films bridge gaps between high art, popular culture and ordinary life. These five films, Vinyl, Sunset, Hedy, The Velvet Underground and Nico, and The Chelsea Girls, the first underground film to achieve national distribution, express Warhol’s fascination with repetition, unpredictability, improvisation and fame.

Photo-Booth Self-Portrait, Andy Warhol (American), 1964
© 2005 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/ARS, NY

Spring 2005
Uncanny Bodies of Darkness and Light

Cinema is a place of return that is never the same, capable of extending human perception beyond normal sensory limits. The works by these artists––Guy Maddin, Andrew Noren and Pat O’Neill––exceed narrative determinism and generate new forms of dynamic visual-spatial experiences.

Each of these artists is recognized as a major innovator who has evolved personal uses of imaging technologies that have transformed the medium of film and cinematic perception in fundamental ways.

The Decay of Fiction, Pat O’Neill (American), 2002, 74 min., 35 mm film

Fall 2005
Traveling Outside and Within: Four Contemporary Chinese Artists

This program featured film and video works by artists from Shanghai and Guangzhou cities that examine the daily life of Chinese cities and people navigating the cultural dynamics between state politics and socioeconomic change.

Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, Part 1, Yang Fudong (Chinese), 2003, 30 min., 35 mm black-and-white film on DVD, Mandarin with English subtitles

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