Friday, December 14, 2007

Joseph Cornell: Films

Program 3: Collaborations and Cinematic Influences

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Presented in association with SFMOMA

While Cornell’s best known films are collages of pre-existing material produced in relative privacy, Cornell briefly collaborated with filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Rudy Burckhardt and Lawrence Jordan, deeply influencing the work of each of these significant artists. This program presents a sampling of this collaborative work with a selection of recent works continuing Cornell’s fascinations with film, the found object and the magic of the everyday. Screening: Two films by Lawrence Jordan: Cornell, 1965, a rare film portrait of the artist and Our Lady of the Sphere; Centuries of June and Wonder Ring by Stan Brakhage (and Cornell’s response to the latter, GniR RednoW); What Mozart Saw on Mulberry Street by Rudy Burckhardt (assembled from footage shot for Cornell’s Mulberry Street); The Secret Story by Janie Geiser; flower, the boy, the librarian by Stephanie Barber; What Makes Day and Night by Jeanne Liotta; Her Fragrant Emulsion by Lewis Klahr; Oona’s Veil by Brian Frye; and Cornell’s own Rose Hobart. (Steve Polta)