2007, Sat, Oct 13

Sarah Morris Shorts

Slow Motion

Experimental films and documentary works, ironic anti-propaganda and classics of the fantasy genre, material from the artists' archives and productions for political activism: The section "Slow Motion" brings together headstrong films influenced by the tradition of street photography and the avantgarde of the 1920s and 1930s. In them, New York takes on the appearance of an historical stage whose forms are precisely observed and captured as the scope of the political is redefined. This panorama also takes in short films by the artist Sarah Morris, resident of New York and London.


Midtown, 1998, 9’36 min, AM/PM,1999, 12’36 min, Capital, 2000,18’18 min, Miami, 2002, 27’30 min, Los Angeles, 2004, 26’12 min, Robert Towne, 2006, 34’26 min

Sarah Morris' paintings and films focus on cities, which she creates cartographies of through a minimalistic approach. "Midtown" examines corporate identity in Manhattan, while "AM/PM" and "Capital" take Las Vegas and Washington as their respective subjects. "Robert Towne", her sixth film, draws a very personal portrait of the legendary screenwriter of "Chinatown" and other works.