Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nice Biscotts and More

New Films by Luther Price

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The films of Luther Price (Sodom, Clown, Bottle Can…) are among the most intense and visceral in all of cinema, frequently immersing viewers in smothering domestic nightmares and presenting teetering monuments to entropy and decay, locating abject horror in the mundane, beauty in the horrific. His recent work, based largely on repetitive assemblies of scavenged 16mm strips, replete with his trademark techniques of material distress and physical violation, continues Price’s obsessional exploration of identity, sexuality and the extremes of bodily experience. This program presents a selection of this recent work, all completed since 2005, including Nice Biscotts, Nice Baskets, Singing Biscotts, Dipping Sause, Silk and more.

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