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Life and People
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"Playing like a series of overheard conversations, Life and People grapples with communication, language, and recitation by staging common situations—a doctor’s prognosis, a teacher’s report to a parent—in the director’s signature...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: humor, language, performance

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The Videofreex conduct first person interviews on the final day of the Woodstock festival, documenting detox efforts, clean-up logistics, and helicopter retreats. 

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive

Tags: documentation

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The Videofreex document a street intervention by Turkish artist Tosun Bayrack (b.1926). The performance was to become a notorious example of the element of "shock" in contemporary art. Within the work:

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: art history, documentation, performance

Hester Scheurwater Videoworks: Volume 2
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In her overt challenge to conventional modes of femininity and sexuality, Hester Scheurwater confronts the viewer with her own body. The distorted, doll-like characters she plays in her video performances balance between fantasy and reality...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: animals, body, european film/video, family, feminism, gender, mental landscape, performance, videoworks, youth/childhood

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