Posts tagged film
Every Picture Tells a Story Don’t It? by Thomas Lawson
Throughout the 1970s, William Leavitt composed a series of concisely staged works—16mm films, live performances, suites of photographs, and tableaux—that eliminated conventional narrative. Employing a narrow selection of isolated objects, gestures, and text, the bigger picture dramatically plays out through evocation, variation, and repetition.
The Film Looks Like a Licked Sunset: A Conversation with Jennifer West by Quinn Latimer
Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer West has been making her remarkable 'cameraless' films--in which film stock is treated with myriad substances, from household cleansers to campfire smoke, and subjected to indelicate acts, like being licked, hammered or skateboarded on--for over a decade now. Quinn Latimer talks to West about this alchemical meddling, drugstore culture, riot grrrls, very long film titles, and an even longer list of influences ranging from Dutch masters to Len Lye to the gilded mythology of the Golden State.
A Story about Civil Disobedience and Landscape: Interview with Andrea Bowers by Thomas Lawson
This interview took place in the kitchen of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects on a July day near the end of the run of Andrea Bowers’s exhibition "The Political Landscape." The show consisted of two large projects and a suite of small drawings. The first project, which one encountered upon entering the gallery, was No Olvidado (Not Forgotten), a mural-like drawing consisting of 23 ten-foot-high panels that listed the names of people who have died in the attempt to cross the Mexican-American border. The second was a single-channel video projection, The United States v. Tim DeChristopher, which examines DeChristopher’s disruption of a government auction of wilderness land for oil and gas exploration.