Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Morgan Fisher, and Christian Marclay
Whitney Museum of American Art | 99 Gansevoort Street
The works in this screening each make use of mainstream movie footage, remixing it in order to turn it against its narrative origins. Raphael Montañez Ortiz re-edits a classic Hollywood Western in a symbolic act of repatriation to the Native Americans. Morgan Fisher’s composition is a seemingly chance collection of interstitial moving pictures. Christian Marclay’s Telephones edits found Hollywood footage into an extended scene of frenetic action and monologue.
Raphael Montañez Ortiz (b. 1934, Brooklyn, NY), Cowboy and “Indian” Film, 1957–58. 16mm film transferred to video, black-and-white, sound; 2:19 min.
Morgan Fisher (b. 1942, Washington, DC), ( ), 2003. 16mm film, color, silent; 21 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee 2010.8
Christian Marclay (b. 1955, San Rafael, CA), Telephones, 1995. Video, color, sound; 7:30 min. Gift of Anne and Arthur Goldstein 2014.20
This screening is free with Museum admission. Please note: Christian Marclay’s Telephones will screen on August 22 only.
May 3, 5:30 pm
June 12, 2 pm
July 5, 5 pm
August 22, 6 pm*
August 28, 11 am
*Featuring Christian Marclay's Telephones
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:00 PM
Sun Jul 05, 2015 5:00 PM
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:00 PM
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:00 AM