In Motion: Performance for the Screen

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018
June 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Elizabet Elliott

Saturday, June 2 @ 2 p.m.

In Motion is a collection of short films, video art works, and dance videos specifically selected for do it at Mobile Museum of Art. This unique screening will feature a broad range of moving image performances and aims to illuminate the intersections between fine art, performance, and cinema. Among the works to be screened are a futurist sci-fi pop-musical, an artist’s relationship with the pastoral landscape, and an examination of marine life traveling at 20 times the speed of sound. The screening will be preceded by a short talk by Adam Forrester a video artists included in do it.

About Adam R. Forrester

Adam Forrester’s own work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally as well as featured by NPR, The Bitter Southerner, and VICE Magazine.  His most recent documentary film, Eat White Dirt, was distributed via World Channel to public television stations across the U.S.  Adam makes work about bizarre myths and mumbled truths. From time to time, he reminisces about the moment when jelly shoes and reebok pumps were popular.

Works featured in this program

Miss Dundee and Her Performing Dogs, 1902
Alice Guy

Silent Short Film, 1905
Loie Fuller

Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art, 2016
Andrew Margetson

Kenzo World, 2016
Spike Jonze

Mach 20, 1984
Laurie Anderson

Four Troublesome Heads, 1898
Georges Méliès

Thunder Road, 2016
Jim Cummings

A Woman Runs Through a Pastoral Setting, 2013
Lilly McElroy

#PostModem, 2014

About do it

What would happen if an exhibition never stopped? Since it began in 1993, with this question being asked by Hans Ulrich Obrist and artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition ever to have happened – constantly evolving and generating evermore relevant new versions of itself. do it has toured to venues from New York to Manchester, Budapest to Salt Lake City, and Kosovo to Moscow. Mobile Museum of Art presents its own reinterpretation of do it with the help of regional artists and community groups.