So Help Me Hannah performance
So Help Me Hannah, 1979, one of ten performance tapes, black and white, 25 min.So Help Me Hannah Hannah Wilke 1982, 29 min, color, sound This documentation of a 1982 event at the A.I.R. Gallery in New York features a riveting performance by Wilke, who is nude (except for high heeled-shoes) and aiming a gun. As she stalks the performance space like Emma Peel crossed with an exotic dancer, two cameramen follow her, recording her every movement. Dissonant music and a voiceover text about art, violence, power and gender provide the aural counterpoint to her often provocative physical gestures. Camera: Robert Rubin, Bill Dolson. Sound: G. Lindahl.full view, left: Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario, with live video cameras, audiotape, and slide projection. Cameras: Mark Sikich and Paul Vandeborne. right: Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, with live video cameras, audiotape, and slide projection. Cameras: Scott Stamford and Jake Jablick.
Type of WorkVideo art; Performances
Self portraits, Feminism in art, Video art, Wilke, Hannah, Violence, Female nude in art, Performance art --United States, Sex, Art, American --20th century, Women performance artists --United States
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