Please join us for the final event of the series The Foreign Correspondent: Your Man in LA. This event will include a screening called Fetish & Figure, curated by Martha Kirszenbaum in conjunction with her event The End of the Night.
Fetish and Figure brings together six films and videos by artists and filmmakers that address both the fetishisation of objects and the exclusive relation between the representation of objects and the body. Exploring the theme of “tableau vivant”, this program challenges the presence of the human body that disintegrates, allowing objects to come to life on screen as the camera captures them. The proposed works share a common approach of feminine iconography constructed around sophisticated accessorizes – perfume bottles, enchanting jewellery and shimmering pieces of clothing – while questioning images of voluptuousness and consumption and, finally, reflecting on human solitude, existential melancholy and physical disappearance.
Program (approximate running time: 65 min):
- Kenneth Anger, Puce Moment, 1949, 16mm, 7 min
- Agnieszka Polska, Plunderer’s Dream, 2011, HD video, 3 min 56 sec
- Isabelle Cornaro, Premier rêve d’Oskar Fischinger (Part 1 and Part 2), 2008, 2-channel 16mm transferred to minidv, 3 min 14 sec
- Shana Moulton, The Galactic Pot Healer, 2010, video, 8 min 32 sec
- Ulla Von Brandenburg, The Objects, 2009, super-16mm transferred to HD & Blu-ray, 5 min 37 sec
- Ursula Mayer, The Lunch in Fur / Le Déjeuner en Fourrure, 2008, 16mm, 7 min 30 sec
- The Twilight Zone, episode “The After Hours”, 1960, 30 min
Martha Kirszenbaum is an independent curator based in Paris, currently developing a double exhibition project between Palais de Tokyo and Los Angeles Contemporay Exhibitions ingrained in the visual influence of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s L’Enfer and Kenneth Anger.