Thursday, October 9, 2003

Darkness Flinches

Early Slide-Video Works

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Jovial Tales for Tragic Sensibilities: A Retrospective of the Work of Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse at New Langton Arts

A rare evening of internationally celebrated local artist Jeanne C. Finley’s rarely screened hybrid-media slide-video works. Captivating, critical and humorous, these works from 1982-1988 are composed of equal parts audiotape, dissolving 35mm slides and multi-monitor video. Recently remastered from analogue sources, these pivotal works engage a push-pull of documentary and narrative forms woven together with Finley’s poetic photographic sensibility. Works to be screened include Against a Single Match, The Darkness Flinches; Common Mistakes; Risks of Individual Actions; Beyond the Times Foreseen; Deaf Dogs Can Hear and I Saw Jesus in a Tortilla. (Total Mobile Home)