Offsite Screening: Identifications

28 November 2009 12am - 12am

Identifications, 1970

Saturday 28 November, 8PM

Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Avenue

Co-presented with Pleasure Dome in conjunction with the exhibition We Interrupt this Program

The landmark TV project Identifications was initiated by the German gallerist Gerry Schum, who envisioned television as a new exhibition platform distinct from the art market. Schum announced the project’s aim thus: “We no longer perceive the work of art as a painting or sculpture not connected with the artist. On television, the artist can reduce his work to an attitude, a simple gesture, referring to his concept. The work of art is conveyed as a unity of concept, visualization, and the artist who provides the idea.”

Identifications, 1970, 36 min, b&w, sound

Produced by Gerry Schum. The compilation includes works by Giovanni Anselmo, Joseph Beuys, Alighiero Boetti, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Gino de Dominicis, Ger van Elk, Hamish Fulton, Gilbert & George, Garry Kuehn, Mario Merz, Klaus Rinke, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Ulrich Rückriem, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, Franz Erhard Walther, Lawrence Weiner, and Gilberto Zorio.

The screening of Identifications, will be preceded by clips from the following experimental TV projects by artists:

Joseph Beuys, Douglas Davis, Nam June Paik, Documenta 6 Satellite Telecast, 1977, 30 min, color, sound

Nam June Paik and John Godfrey Global Groove, 1973, 28:30 min, color, sound

Otto Piene and Aldo Tambellini, Black Gate Cologne, 1968, 23 min, b&w, sound

Download the program note