Want

1994, 5:58 min, color, sound

Want is a video portrait of Kim Gordon—musician, co-founder of the legendary rock group Sonic Youth, visual artist, clothing designer—from the mid-1990s. Starkly lit and framed in a tight close-up, Gordon is first seen in an intense vocal and guitar performance. She then stares silently into the camera for three minutes, posing with a studied rock attitude before appearing to direct a more vulnerable and intimate gaze at the viewer.

Oursler's explorations of the fusion of art and music, which began in the 1970s with his "art band" The Poetics (created with Mike Kelley and John Miller), have led to numerous collaborations with acclaimed rock musicians, including many projects with Sonic Youth and Kim Gordon.

Ordering & Fees

  
Educational Rental
DVD NTSC
$75.00
 
Screening Rental
DVD NTSC
$100.00
 
Digital File
$120.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV NTSC
$125.00
 
BetaSP, DVcam, MiniDV PAL
$250.00
 
Exhibition Rental
DVD NTSC
$700.00
 
Digital File
$720.00
 
Educational Purchase
DVD NTSC
$300.00
 
Archival Purchase
BetaSP NTSC
$900.00
 
BetaSP PAL
$950.00
 
Digital Beta NTSC
$1,400.00
 
Digital Beta PAL
$1,500.00
 

 

See also

 
 
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2006, 12:59 min, color, sound
 
1992, 3:24 min, color, sound