Thursday, September 23, 2004

The Art of Performance

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Co-presented with MadCat Women’s International Film Festival

Both humorous and chilling, these performance art pieces were created some of the most fearless and innovative women artists. Watch Yoko Ono try to extricate herself from the confines of her underclothes in Freedom. Ono puts her trust in the audience as she sits and allows them to participate with her and a pair of scissors in Cut Piece. Carolee Schneeman writhes naked and covered with molasses and wallpaper paste in a pile of paper, becoming her own Body Collage 1967. Valie Export presents a shocking and intimate comment on femininity and pain with a hint of maternal instinct in her film Remote…Remote. Film critic and filmmaker Amy Taubin’s direct address trilogy, See, Like and Duck, confronts the audience with audacious declarations. Moniek Toebosch creates a bizarre, sidesplitting and ultimately tear-jerking “happening” in her rarely seen 1977 gem, Solokonsert voor recensent en fotograaf. (Ariella Ben-Dov)

For a full line up please go to http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org