. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

Film and Video by Eleanor Antin

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | November 7, 2002

Thursday, November 7, 2002, 8pm

1972—1989, Eleanor Antin, USA, ca. 90 min, various formats

Eleanor Antin in person!

The career of pioneering multimedia artist Eleanor Antin spans four decades of film, video, photography, writing, performance and installation.  Exploring what she calls “the slippery nature of the self,” Antin invents a unique mixture of real and imagined autobiography, recreations of lost worlds and other luminous moments in the history of art and politics.  The program includes The Last Night of Rasputin (1989), a speculation on the mad monk’s final orgy; From the Archives of Modern Art (1987), a compilation of the “lost” films of a black ballerina in Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe; and excerpts from the early video works The King (1972) and The Adventures of a Nurse (1976). (Jeffrey Skoller)