Eleanor Antin: An Interview

1979 | 00:44:00 | United States | English | B&W | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Conceptual Art, Feminism, Interview, Visual Art

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Through her performances and videotapes, Eleanor Antin (b. 1935) creates characters (King, Ballerina, Black Movie Star, and Nurse) while spinning tales that blur fiction and history. She avoids good taste and flaunts concealed intentions, forcing one to stretch all possible associations to the breaking point.

“I believe interesting art has always been conceptual... that it appeals to the mind. That does not mean that it cannot seduce and attract through the eye,” Antin says in this interview with Nancy Bowen.

A historical interview originally recorded in 1979 and re-edited in 2005 with support from the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.