On Thursday, August 6th, EAI presents Talk Show, the second of two outdoor evening screenings on the rooftop of the X Initiative. Talk Show presents works by artists who use video to bring the interview into their art.
Included in the program are Tony Oursler's interview with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon; a 1982 video "magazine edition" by MICA-TV (Carole Ann Klonarides and Michael Owen) and Richard Prince; Chris Burden's Big Wrench, a video confessional in which he recounts a true story about his truck; footage of art collective Ant Farm's 1976 appearances on Australian talk shows; and Russell Connor's fascinating, rare 1964 interview with Marcel Duchamp, in which the legendary Dadaist looks back on his life and the art of the 20th century.
The very circumstances of artists' lives and the experiences that result often make for spectacular storytelling. Here they explore multiple strategies: artists interviewing other artists, collaborative interviews, first-hand accounts of personal experience and the TV talk show as a locus for intervention.
Thursday, August 6, 2009 9:00 pm
X Initiative (rooftop)
548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
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