Thursday, April 18, 1996

Inside / Outside Prison

Wendy Clarke's One on One

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Video artist and psychotherapist Wendy Clarke is best known for her Love Tapes, an interactive art piece in which people talk about their feelings about love while watching themselves on a monitor. One on One, made in the early 90s, is a series of remarkable dialogues between inmates at the California Institution for Men in Chino and Southern Californians on the ‘outside’. Fifteen inmates in a video class taught by Clarke made introductory tapes which were then responded to. The dialogues, held exclusively on video, continued back and forth for varied amounts of time. We will screen the entire Ken and Louise tapes as well as excerpts from two other dialogues. Currently Clarke’s installation Remembrance is on view at the Exploratorium. (Programmed by Irina Leimbacher)