From Contemplation to Chaos: An Avant-Garde Sampler
Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
This compilation program moves from dreamlike, meditative silence to a joyful, loud frenzy.
Norman Mailer, 1947, 9 mins.
Novelist Mailer’s surprisingly assured foray into surrealist cinema, starring Millicent Brower.
Larry Gottheim, 1969, 8 mins.
A radiant visual study of the changing light in a bowl of blueberries and milk.
Larry Gottheim, 1970, 7 mins.
A serene winterscape viewed through a door unlocks a rich world of textures and revelatory
Carolee Schneemann, 1967, 4 mins.
Schneemann turns her body into a collage to create a visceral “movement-event.”
Carolee Schneemann, 1964, 11 mins.
An ecstatic document of performance art, filmed during Schneemann’s spectacular erotic rite at Judson Church in 1964.
Tom Palazzolo, 1976, 10 mins.
A frenetic, verbally abusive deli owner offers his own form of performance art.
Free with museum admission.