So Help Me Hannah performance
performance artist: Hannah Wilke (American, 1940-1993)
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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