Thursday, February 23, 1995

Artist as Filmmaker

The Films of Yoko Ono

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Produced by The American Federation of Arts.
Yoko Ono was an influential conceptual artist and central figure in the New York fluxus movement of the 1960s. Beginning in 1966, Ono produced 16 films “emerging out of the same complex totality of interdisciplinary endeavors that had informed her objects and performances… In Ono’s films, the camera serves as an eye, an instrument for observation.” (John Hanhardt, Whitney Museum) Tonight’s films include The Museum of Modern Art Show (1971) and No. 4 (Bottoms) (1966), “an aimless petition, signed by people with their anuses” for peace.