Performance 1964-1976

Selections from the EMST Collection

Athens Conservatoire - Project Room

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, presents the screening program Performance 1964-1976 from September 7 to October 3.

Thought 17 videos this program presents different themes in performance art, like the chance element of early happenings, the relation with different artistic mediums and practices, the focus on the body and on gender and also the dematerialization of the artistic object but also the attempts of documentation through the media of film and video.

Works:

  • Lawrence Weiner, Beached, 1970, Videotape, Black & White with sound, Duration 2’30”
  • Dan Graham, Performer / Audience / Mirror, 1975, Videotape, Black & White with sound, Duration 22’52”
  • Bruce Nauman, Thighing (Blue), 1967, 16mm Colour Film transferred to Videotape with sound, Duration 5′
  • John Baldessari, Teaching a Plant the Alphabet, 1972, Video, Black & White with sound, Duration 18’40”
  • Nam June Paik & Jud Yalkut, TV Cello Premiere, 1971, Colour Film transferred to Videotape with no sound, Duration 7’25”
  • Peter Moore, Stockhausen’s Originale: Doubletakes, 1964-94, Βlack & White Film transferred to Videotape with sound, Duration 30’05”
  • Nam June Paik, Merce by Merce by Paik, 1978. Part One: Blue Studio: Five Segments with Merce, in collaboration with Cunningham and Charles Atlas, 1975-76. Part Two: Merce and Marcel, in collaboration with Shigeko Kubota, 1978, Videotape, Colour with sound, Duration 28’45”
  • Lars Movin, The Misfits – 30 years of Fluxus, 1993, Videotape, Colour with sound, Duration 79′
  • Vito Acconci, Ρryings, 1971, Videotape, Black & White with sound, Duration 17’10”
  • Carolee Schneemann, Up to and Including her Limits, 1976, Videotape, Colour with sound, Duration 25′
  • Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975, Videotape, Black & White with sound, Duration 6’12”
  • Rebecca Horn, Performances I, 1970-1972, Documentation of 6 performances: Körperfarbe: Body painting: Red Limbs, Blue-Blue-Blue, Red Breast, Black Expansion, Hair Growth: Bad Dream, Cockfeathers, Head Balance, Shoulder Extensions, Feather Instrument, 16 mm Film transferred to DVD, Colour with sound, Duration 19′
  • Rebecca Horn, Performances II, 1973, Documentation of 9 performances: Unicorn, Head Extension, White Body Fan, Finger Gloves, Feather Fingers, Gavin, Cockfeather Mask, Pencil Mask, Cockatoo Mask, 16 mm Film transferred to DVD, Colour with sound, Duration 36′
  • Dennis Oppenheim, Program One: Aspen Projects, 1970, Material Interchange, Identity Transfer, Rocked Hand, Compression – Fern (Hand), Pressure Piece #1, Glassed Hand, Compression – Poison Oak, Compression – Fern (Face), Leafed Hand, Video, Black & White, Colour with no sound, Duration 30′
  • Dennis Oppenheim, Program Two, 1970, Extended Armour, Gingerbread Man, Nail Sharpening, Toward Becoming a Devil, Rocked Stomach, Fusion: Tooth and Nail, Video, Black & White & Colour with no sound, Duration 14’56”
  • Vito Acconci, Home Movies, 1973, Videotape, Black & White with sound, Duration 32’19”
  • Chris Burden, Documentation of Selected Works, 1971-1974, Videotape, Colour & Black & White with sound, Duration 34’38”

Curated by Stamatis Schizakis