Lifted Frames

SAT, May 2, 2015
9:30–10 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

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.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available. If you have questions about accessibility, or requests for accommodations, please email or call (212) 671-1823 (relay calls welcome). Learn more about access services.