Dangerous Ideas: Political Conceptual Work in Los Angeles, 1974-1981

  • Opposing Views (1980) by Tom Leeser
  • The Broken Rule (1979) by Ericka Beckman
  • Vicarious Thrills (1979) by Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren
  • Possibilities of Activity Part One: The Argument (1975) by Dennis Phillips & Anthony Forma
  • Possibilities of Activity Part One: The Argument (1975) by Dennis Phillips & Anthony Forma
  • Possibilities of Activity Part One: The Argument (1975) by Dennis Phillips & Anthony Forma
  • Cigarette Burn, by Amy Halpern

    January 8, 2012, 3:00pm
    MOCA Ahmanson Theater, MOCA, 250 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

    In person: Tom Leeser, Dennis Phillips, and Amy Halpern!

    Info: moca.org, alternativeprojections.com
    NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME & LOCATION!
    Tickets: This screening is free but we ask that you kindly make a reservation, which will be honored on a first-come first-served basis.
    213 621 1736 or education@moca.org
    http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2012-01-08

    In the political hotbed of the 1970s, some artists merged conceptual approaches practice in video or film with their political concerns in an explicit manner. These artworks play with basic elements of media creation and perception, while at the same time addressing the troubled times covered by the MOCA show Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974–1981, This afternoon we’ll primarily screen film work from that period, works viewed far less often than some more well-known works on video which can be viewed in the exhibition.

    Films to be Screened

    • Nine Scenes (1980, 16mm, color, sound, 13min.)
      Directed by David James

    • Vicarious Thrills (1979) by Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren Vicarious Thrills (1979) by Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren

      Vicarious Thrills (1979, 16mm, color, silent 24fps, 9.5min.)
      Directed by Roberta Friedman and Grahame Weinbren

      (Restored print from the Los Angeles Filmforum collection.  Film restored by the Academy Film Archive.
    • Opposing Views (1980) by Tom Leeser Opposing Views (1980) by Tom Leeser

      Opposing Views (1980, 16mm, color, sound, 12.5min.)
      Directed by Tom Leeser

    • Cigarette Burn, by Amy Halpern Cigarette Burn, by Amy Halpern

      Cigarette Burn (1978, 16mm, b&w, sound, 9 min.)
      Directed by Amy Halpern

      Sitting home, smoking cigarettes, during the occupation. With Nancy Halpern Ibrahim and Yves Marton. 

    • The Broken Rule (1979) by Ericka Beckman The Broken Rule (1979) by Ericka Beckman

      The Broken Rule (1979, 16mm (orig. super 8), color, sound, 19min.)
      Directed by Ericka Beckman

      (Restored print!  Film restored by Anthology Film Archives.)
    • Possibilities of Activity Part One: The Argument (1975) by Dennis Phillips & Anthony Forma Possibilities of Activity Part One: The Argument (1975) by Dennis Phillips & Anthony Forma

      Possibilities of Activity Part One: The Argument (1975, 16mm, b/w, sound, 28min.)
      Directed by Dennis Phillips and Anthony Forma