A pioneer of minimalist and conceptual art in the early ’60’s, Yoko Ono’s vast body of multidisciplinary work continues to influence contemporary artists today. Similar to her poetry, sculpture and performance, Ono’s films challenge convention and examine our complicity with formal rules. Tonight’s program presents four early films by Yoko Ono that aggressively frame issues of gender and filmic power. In Rape (1968, 75min.) an unsuspecting subject is harassed and followed by a camera. Erection (1970, 19min.) is a stop action animation of New York high rise being built. Weeks of construction are collapsed into 19 minutes. Fly (1970, 19min.) turns a woman’s body into a seemingly infinite landscape. Freedom (1971, 1min.) flashes a psychedelic bright light over the course of one minute.
At Galapagos Art & Performance Space)
70 North 6th Street (between Wythe & Kent Avenues)
Directions: Take the L train to Bedford Ave.
1 block South to N. 6th Street, and 2 1/2 West.
Galapagos is located between Wythe Avenue and Kent Avenue.
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- March 7, 2004
- 7:00 pm