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In support of The Gardiner Museum’s exhibition: Yoko Ono: THE RIVERBED, this three-part monthly screening and performance series draws inspiration from Ono’s 1960s and 1970s filmmaking. Here the body cannot be separated from the body politic, actions speak louder than words, and closely observed cinematic gestures challenge traditional gendered representations. Each monthly event will sample Ono’s works alongside ambitious presentations of local female artists working in time-based art and performance.
Tonight’s program is framed by a pair of Ono’s Fluxus films (Eyeblink and One (Match)),where the artist watches in steady, fixed-frame contemplation the simplest of gestures, managing to distill cinema to its essentials in a shot-countershot duet of light and vision.
Myung-Sun Kim will present a new performance work. Kim’s work explores ideas around foodways, undocumented history, war, fiction, memory, trauma, resilience, and community care. She is interested in the sharing of lived experiences and methodologies that may evoke a collective sense of empathy and a deeper understanding and care for the differences that exist within our complex intercultural communities.
Julieta Maria’s elegant, performance-for-camera shorts distill lifetimes of study and digestion into exquisite frames. The artist uses the material of her body to reflect on the violence of her native Colombia, or else the exile of her Palestinian father. Tonight’s mini-retrospective features a program of seven shorts, as well as two smashed reconstruction loops installed in the Gardiner Museum lobby.
Admission includes entry to Yoko Ono: THE RIVERBED exhibition.
Limpia, Julieta Maria