Isabella Myers' Archive

Archive Module 9

Posted on: April 27, 2010

5 images

Ann Carlson & Mary Ellen Strom

Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg & Moore

2007
4 min and 30 sec. cycle

Video made with four practicing New York City attorneys John Sloss, Chet Kerr, Scott Rosenberg and Thomas Moore. This work features the lawyers performing a movement and vocal score that references their work and lives. The rhythmic sequences illustrate the performative aspects of litigating, the pressures experienced while working inside the juridical system, the contest, the service and ultimately the lawyers individual humanity. This work reflects on subjectivity and the inscription of labor on the human body. Highly formal in its spatial design and patterning, Sloss, Kerr, Rosenberg & Moore becomes a kind of twenty-first century folk dance.

http://www.maryellenstrom.com/cgi-bin/carlson-strom?s=artwork&view=20081131017321

L A R S

T U N B J Ö R K

LAWYER’S OFICE, NEW YORK , 1997

©1997 LARS TUNBJÖRK

20″ X 24 ”   Edition of 12

C Print

L A R S

T U N B J Ö R K

POST OFFICE, STOCKHOLM, 1988

©1998 LARS TUNBJÖRK

20″ X 24 ”   Edition of 12

C Print

L A R S

T U N B J Ö R K

POST OFFICE, STOCKHOLM, 1998

©1998 LARS TUNBJÖRK

20″ X 24 ”   Edition of 12

C Print

all tunbjork images from http://www.amadorgallery.com/Lars_Tunbjork.html

Michael Wolf, print from “The Transparent City.”

http://www.photomichaelwolf.com/transparent_city/

3 images of labor

1 song

Big Fists by Azeda Booth

1 video

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema directed by Sophie Fiennes, written by Slavoj Zizek

new artist

Laurie Simmons

I am interested in Laurie Simmon’s ability to tell a narrative with symbolic imagery.

“Walking Gun/ The Music of Regret”
2006
Flex print, 84 x 48 inches.
© Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.“The Music of Regret” (Act III)
2006
35 mm film, 40 minutes. Directed by Laurie Simmons; Music, Michael Rohatyn; Camera, Ed Lachman ASC; with Meryl Streep, Adam Guettel, and the Alvin Ailey II Dancers.
© Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist,Salon 94, and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.

“Regret is the prevailing emotion in the film. It’s very much about the different guises of regret. That’s what keeps coming up. It’s something I’ve been exploring for a long time. Every way that I could think about it, I tried to make it come up in the movie.”
– Laurie Simmons

I think I want to explore ideas disguised as symbols, such as the gun with legs in Simmons’ movie represents something much more rooted psychologically, and yet the idea is conveyed in the symbol of a gun. Perhaps my execution would not be as apparent, but I like the idea of working it into my ideas.

“Walking Pocket Watch/ The Music of Regret”
2006
Flex print, 84 x 48 inches.
© Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York.

all images and text PBS Art 21 http://www.pbs.org/art21/slideshow/?artist=173

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