Between the Ticks of the Watch shorts program

Phil Collins, marxism today (prologue), 2010. Image courtesy of Shady Lane Productions and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

Sat, May 14, 2016
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Max Palevsky Cinema, Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL 60637
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These artists’ moving image works explore how uncertainty affects the personal, the political, and the social. Phil Collins’ marxism today (prologue) follows the fortunes of former teachers of Marxism-Leninism in Communist East Germany; The Role of a Lifetime by Deimantas Narkevičius considers the ethical responsibilities of the artist and the impossibility of objectivity; and in The Amateurist Miranda July portrays a woman on the brink of a technologically-driven madness.

  • Phil Collins, marxism today (prologue), 2010. HD digital video; color and black & white, sound; 35 min.
  • Deimantas Narkevičius, The Role of a Lifetime, 2003. 16 mm film transferred onto DVD; color and black & white, sound: English spoken; 16 min 50 sec.
  • Miranda July, The Amateurist, 1998. Color, stereo; 14 min.

Presented in partnership with Doc Films. Thanks to Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.