Selves on Screen: Eleanor Antin's Video

The Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University
Schermerhorn Hall, 8th Floor
116th Street and Broadway.
October 17, 2013, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

For nearly fifty years Eleanor Antin has worked in performance, photography, film, video and installation, creating humorous and often tragic works grounded in complex narratives. From 1972 to 1991, she focused on inventing personae of different genders, races, professions, historical eras and geographic locations. This motley group, which included a deposed king, an exiled film director, ambitious ballerinas and dogged nurses, were known as her "selves." The selves' manifestations were as diverse as their stories, taking form in a wide range of media. In conjunction with the exhibition Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin's "Selves," at Columbia University's The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, a program of selected works explores the ways that video animated the selves, giving life to Antin's interest in story-telling, identity and historical play. The program will be introduced by Emily Liebert, Multiple Occupancy curator, and Lori Zippay, Electronic Arts Intermix Executive Director. On this evening the Wallach Art Gallery will be open until 6:00 pm so that the audience has a chance to visit the exhibition before the screenings.

This event is free, open to the public and held at The Wallach Art Gallery, 8th Floor, Schermerhorn Hall, on Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, 116th Street and Broadway.

"Selves on Screen" is presented by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Art21.