April 21st – SHOOT YOURSELF: Artists in their own light

April 21st, 2014
Salvage Vanguard Theater (map)

Add to Calendar 04-21-2014 20:00:00 02-21-2014 22:00:00 11 SHOOT YOURSELF: Artists in their own light The film and video artists in this program point their cameras at themselves to frame their explorations of body, psyche, sexuality and social construct. This event is free as part of the 2014 Fusebox Festival. Full details at https://www.ercatx.org/feb-15th-nelson-abate/ 2803 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722 Experimental Response Cinema admin@ercatx.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1392637090996599/ false MM/DD/YYYY

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What is it that draws artists to stand in front of their own lenses? Perhaps it’s vanity; perhaps it’s having a convenient and willing body, or perhaps it’s just the draw of the limelight, a way to manufacture their own 15 minutes of fame. Or maybe it’s a chance to reveal, in a public way, something personal that only the unblinking neutrality of the mechanical eye can expose. The film and video artists in this program point their cameras at themselves to frame their explorations of body, psyche, sexuality and social construct. Programmed by Scott Stark.

This event is part of the 2014 Fusebox Festival. Fusebox champions adventurous works of art across a variety of different mediums. Our primary focus is an annual hybrid art festival that takes place in Austin, Texas each April.


Stairway at St. Paul’s by Jeroen Offerman
8:47 min / digital / sound / 2002-2003
Offerman performs Led Zeppelin’s mega-classic Stairway to Heaven on the steps of a church in Germany, backwards… and then plays the tape backwards for a strangely surreal audio experience.

Symbionese Liberation Army Screed # 16 by Sharon Hayes
11 min / digital / sound / 2003
Hayes recites one of Patty Hearst’s letters to her parents from memory, written while Hearst was in captivity by the SLA in 1974.

Sex Education for Finding Face in the 21st Century by kate hers RHEE
10 min / digital / sound / 2002
kate hers RHEE is a Korean artist living in Berlin. She reveals a dark secret about her past to the camera, both in private, and in a public shopping mall, which draws the attention of the local police.

Nude Ascending Staircase by Bridget Irish
3 min / digital / sound / 2001
Irish drags a large cabinet up a flight of stairs, nude, to comic effect

Bouncing in the Corner #36DDD by Dara Greenwald
3 min / digital / sound / 1999
A late 90’s feminist looks back on the seminal work of Bruce Nauman. A take off on Bouncing in the Corner where everything is taken off.

Atlanta by Miranda July
10 min / digital / sound / 1996
A 12-year-old Olympic swimmer and her mother (both played by July) speak to the public about going for the gold.

In the Pink by Jun Jalbuena
16 min / digital / sound / 2005
Philippine artist Jalbuena has himself slapped repeatedly in the face while a mournful tune is played on the soundtrack.

Chop by Scott Stark
5 min / digital / sound / 2003
Stark stands nude and chops something off-camera that makes his eyes tear up, presumably onions, but could it be self-mutilation?

Broken New 3 (Conspiracy) by Lori Felker
7:50 min / digital / sound / 2012
Chicago artist Felker has a series of videos recorded newsroom-style, documenting a recent dream, recorded in the early hours when she’s barely awake.

máxima protección by Amaranta Sanchez
6 min / digital / sound / 2002
Mexican artist Amaranta Sanchez takes the simple act of dental hygiene to disturbing extremes.

I Love You by Haruko Tanaka
2 min / 16mm / sound / 2002
In this short 16mm film American/British/Japanese artist Haruko Tanaka has 6 off-camera friends tell her that they love her.

Hamilton and Ekrem by Ekrem Serdar
1 min / digital / sound / 2013
Selfie with cat