Early Performance Video
Screening and Artist Talk

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission $ 7.00
Students $ 5.00
RSVP: rsvp@eai.org
Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 6:30 pm

Dara Birnbaum joined EAI to screen and discuss her earliest media works, performance-driven videos produced in the mid-1970s. These videos, which are direct and unmediated, introduce themes that recur throughout her later work. In many of these works, Birnbaum appears on camera as the performer, investigating through the body intense emotional or psychological manifestations while also foregrounding the relation of the camera/viewer to the subject/performer. Rarely screened in public, these remarkable works, which were restored by EAI, were presented together for the first time in New York as part of EAI's ongoing 40th anniversary programming.