VDB Screening: Loophole Limbo at Gallery 400!


Inspired by the actions and tropes of the HalfLifers extensive body of work on video, Loophole Limbo, curated by VDB Director Abina Manning, delves deep into the archives of the Video Data Bank collection in order to expose, interrogate, and investigate the performative in artists’ video. Featuring work produced across every decade of video’s relatively short history, what the investigation reveals is artists’ video that is obsessed, alienated, and downright strange…
May 29th at 7:00 PMGallery 400, Lecture Room400 S Peoria StreetChicago, IL 60607*Free and open to the public!
Screening Program: 

Dara Birnbaum, Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, 1978, 5:45, U.S.
Vito Acconci, Pryings, 1971, 17:38, U.S.
Anne McGuire, All Smiles and Sadness, 1999, 7:14, U.S.
Tom Rubnitz, Pickle Surprise, 1989, 1:40, U.S.
Tom Rubnitz, Strawberry Shortcut, 1989, 1:32, U.S.
Laurie Jo Reynolds, Space Ghost, 2007, 25:35, U.S.
Bjorn Melhus, No Sunshine, 1997, 6:15, U.S.

*Free and open to the public!
This screening is part of a larger exhibition I THINK WE’RE READY TO GO TO THE NEXT SEQUENCE: THE LEGACY OF HALFLIFERS at Gallery 400.  For more information, please visit the Gallery 400 website.