HALFLIFERS: TORSTEN ZENAS BURNS & ANTHONY DISCENZA - Play therapy, the undead, and psychic sandwich surgery:
A 24 year variable survey of speculative videos, installations, photographs, curations, and book projects by the collaborative team HalfLifers.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM Gallery 400 - 400 South Peoria Street / Chicago, ill
Inspired by the actions and tropes of the HALFLIFERS’ extensive body of work on video,Loophole Limbo 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, the investigation reveals that artists’ video is obsessed, alienated, and downright strange . . .
Loophole Limbo - Total running time: 64:16 min.
Dara Birnbaum, Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, 1978, video, 5:45 min.
Vito Acconci, Pryings, 1971, video, 16:16 min.
Anne McGuire, All Smiles and Sadness, video, 7:00 min.
Tom Rubnitz, Pickle Surprise, 1989, video, 2:00 min.
Tom Rubnitz, Strawberry Shortcut, 1984, video, 1:00 min.
Laurie Jo Reynolds, Space Ghost, 2007, video, 26:00 min.