Figgeo Film Series


September 18-November 9
Free admission with membership or paid admission


This fall, the Figge is pleased to announce the return of the Figgeo Film Series. Continuing on 2013’s Figgeo theme, the series will look back into the archives of Fluxus-influenced art videos with two classic works: 1978’s Merce by Merce by Paik—a collaboration between Fluxus member Nam June Paik with the legendary choreographer/dancer Merce Cunningham—as well as a suite of 3 videos from pioneer Bill Viola. 20Hz, a 2011 work by British duo Semiconductor, will provide an example of environmental themes in contemporary video art. The video was generated from radio waves produced during a geomagnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

Films will run throughout the day in the first floor Orientation Gallery, next to the Lobby.

Bill Viola
Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers - a suite of 3 videos, 1977
Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 am, 2 pm and 4 pm
 
Nam June Paik
Merce by Merce by Paik, 1978
On continuous loop - Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 4:30 pm
 
Semiconductor
20Hz, 2011
On continuous loop - Thursdays 10 am to 8:30 pm
On continuous loop - Sundays Noon to 4:30 PM


Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt)
British, Founded 1997
20 Hz, 2011
HD Single channel video
Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank
www.vdb.org