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Shelly Silver’s World

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 15, 2005

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 6pm


Shelly Silver in person!

Acclaimed photographer and video artist Shelly Silver’s work has been exhibited the whole world over, and indeed a peripatetic existence is essential to her practice, which questions the myths and realities of cultural and national identity. Her work is simultaneously honest and fictional, beautiful and disturbing, cynical and romantic. Tonight Silver shares her latest video What I’m Looking For (2004), a short story about desire, control and the intimacy of portrait photography; a controversial ode to uniformed police officers, 1 (2001); Rooster (2001), an installation based on an 18th century Jewish tale; Small Lies, Big Truth (1999) which deals with morality, voyeurism and the banality of sex in the late 20th century; and excerpts from Silver’s stunning recent experimental feature, Suicide (2003). Silver will also share excerpts from the documentary 37 Stories About Leaving Home (1996) and a trailer from her 1990 feature the Houses That Are Left. Co-presented with the Video Data Bank. 1990-2004, Shelly Silver, USA/Switzerland/Japan, ca. 85 min, video.