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Headspace: Conceptual Film and Video

Wed, Sep 24, 2014, 2:30 am to 4:00 am

142 Dwinelle Hall

Screening featuring artists Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Stephen Laub, Jim Melchert, and Mark Thompson

7:30 – 9:00 pm, Tuesday, September 23, 2014
142 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

Free and Open to the Public
Co-hosted by the Departments of Art Practice and Film & Media Studies

An extension of the exhibition Scores for a Room: David Haxton and Jim Melchert on view at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, September 17 – October 17, 2014, this his public program features short film and video work by four UC Berkeley alums associated with Bay Area conceptual art and performance in the 1970s. Inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies, Jim Melchert’s Untitled (1973) features a series of water splashing attacks and counterattacks in slow motion. Extending out of Stephen Laub’s live performances with slide projection, Spheres (1980) projects an orbit of the solar system on an eyelid. Theresa Hak Kyung Cha appears in a single frame of her structuralist film Permutations (1976), which features her sister as the subject. Mark Thompson’s Immersion (1973-76) explores the spatial qualities of bees in flight as they swarm the artist’s body.

Guest curated by Tanya Zimbardo.