EAI at 50
Ellen Cantor Shorts Program

Director: Ellen Cantor
USA / 1996 - 2002 / 46 min

Last streamed on Tue, Oct 26

​​Through a multimedia art practice that encompassed drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, and film, as well as through her work as a curator and writer, Ellen Cantor (1961-2013) advanced bold new feminist representations of sexuality and female disempowerment and empowerment. Cantor turned to video in the mid-1990s, as an extension of her drawing practice, and beginning with her earliest video works, immediately displayed a facility in selecting and re-editing appropriated footage. From these ingeniously constructed mashups, which use material ranging from The Sound of Music to Antonioni and Cassavetes films, porn, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Cantor creates autobiographies that are startlingly intimate and vivid. This program features a selection of four such works.

Program Includes:

Within Heaven and Hell (1996, 15:52min)
Remember Me (1998, 10:25min)
Bambi’s Beastly Buddies (2004, 14:50min)
Evokation of My Demon Sister (2002, 4:38min)