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Art 21 Film Screening
January 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
January’s installment of the Sunday Film Screening Series on 1.26.2014 will feature three works: a film from an artist in the 21c collection, Schizo (Redux) by Christoph Draeger and two Art21 Exclusive short form documentaries.
Christoph Draeger, Schizo (Redux)
Christoph Draeger’s Schizo repeats and expands on the impulse by filmmaker Gus van Sant to investigate legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s practice by reproducing his original film, Psycho. Van Sant’s 1998 release of Psycho emulates the critically acclaimed 1960 original on a frame-by-frame, line-by-line basis. Draeger’s video intensifies van Sant’s identification with Alfred Hitchcock’s creative and directorial identities by overlaying the two films so that both are seen at once, creating a ghostly doubling of the actors and the art. Schizo has been recently featured in Dis-semblance: Perceiving and Projecting Identity Today, an exhibition at 21c Cincinnati.
Exclusive short: Barry McGee, Tagging
Filmed in 2012, this new Exclusive follows artist Barry McGee through his self-titled retrospective exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA). McGee, who became interested in tagging while growing up in San Francisco, describes the excitement of putting up new tags and the rush of getting away with it. Alongside his ongoing and intimate involvement with street culture, McGee has maintained an active studio practice. Prominently featured in the BAM/PFA exhibition were animatronic mannequins that appeared to be tagging different areas of the museum’s concrete walls. These sculptures, McGee explains, are meant to illustrate something more real – an act that can only truly exist outside.
Exclusive short: Margaret Kilgallen, Heroines
In a previously unseen Art21 interview that was recorded in 2000, the late Margaret Kilgallen (1967-2001) discusses the female figures or “heroines” incorporated into many of her paintings and graffiti tags. Loosely based on women she discovered while listening to folk records, watching buck dance videos, or reading about the history of swimming, Kilgallen’s heroines are meant to inspire others and hopefully change how society looks at women. Art21’s Exclusive features three of Kilgallen’s heroines—Matokie Slaughter, Algia Mae Hinton, and Fanny Durack—who are shown and heard through archival video, images, and audio recordings.
About Art21 Over the past decade, Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century. The nonprofit organization has used the power of digital media to introduce millions of people of all ages to contemporary art and artists and has created a new paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process. In addition to its PBS-broadcast series, Art21 produces short-format documentary series, viewable on multiple online platforms. The Exclusive short-format video series – with almost 200 episodes to date released biweekly on Art21.org – highlights featured artists from the Art21 roster using a blend of both new and previously unreleased footage.