Peggy and Fred in Kansas (1988) by Leslie Thornton

Saturday, September 24, 1988, 8:00 pm

Media Migration: Videotapes by Filmmakers


1151 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA, 94103

Filmmakers have increasingly turned to video to supplement and in some cases replace film as their medium for artistic expression. Tonight’s program offers a selection by six artists primarily known as filmmakers who have chosen to work with this new technology. Protective Coloration (1979) by Morgan Fisher, Rapture (1987) by Paul Sharits, and Redressing Down (1988) by Tony Conrad are all in part sardonic self-portraits, Leslie Thornton’s Peggy & Fred in Kansas (1988) is a new chapter in her ongoing saga, Ken Kobland’s Miami Man in Landscape Loop (1983/4) is a fanciful mood piece, and Two Bad Daughters (1988) by Barbara Hammer and Paula Levine “sabotages the patriarchal institutions of psychoanalysis and sado-masochism through video and image processing.”—B.H & P.L.