America Is Hard To See: Film And Video Screenings

Hardcore and Shutter Interface

SAT, Sep 5, 2015
7–8:30 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

This special, one-night screening event brings together Walter De Maria’s rarely seen avant-garde Western Hardcore (1969) with Paul Sharits’s two-projection cinematic performance of Shutter Interface (1972). 

Jay Sanders, Curator and Curator of Performance, will introduce Hardcore as part of 99 Objects, a series of in-gallery programs each focused on a single work of art from the Whitney’s collection.

Walter De Maria (b. 1935, Albany, CA; d. 2013, Los Angeles, CA), Hardcore, 1969. 16mm film, color, sound; 26:31 min. Gift of Virginia Dwan 94.79

Paul Sharits (b. 1943, Denver, CO; d. 1993; Buffalo, NY), Shutter Interface, 1972. Two‑channel 16mm film, color, sound; 32 min. Purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee 2000.263

This screening is free with Museum admission.