WOMEN WITH VISION Film/Video
WOMEN WITH VISION: CROSSING BOUNDARIES
THE FILMS OF YOKO ONO


SATURDAY,
MARCH 10, 2001,
7 PM

$6 ($4 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM



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Yoko Ono's filmmaking emerged out of the radical and experimental art scene of the 1960s. Her films are fundamentally conceptual and characterized by the same concerns that underpin her work in other media: the body, duration, ephemerality, seriality, measurement, language, an active engagement of the viewer as participant, and a performative structure.

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART SHOW
Produced and directed by Yoko Ono
In 1971, Yoko Ono staged an imaginary exhibition that she titled Museum of Modern [F]Art. She advertised it as "Yoko Ono--one woman show" in the Village Voice with a one-page spread that included run dates, a phone number for information, and an order form for an imaginary catalogue. 1971, U.S., 16mm, 7 minutes.


FREEDOM
Produced and directed by Yoko Ono
In Freedom, Ono stands stripped down to a purple bra in front of the camera and uses the undergarment to stress the importance of freeing women from socially determined, restrictive roles through a liberation of the body. Soundtrack by John Lennon. 1970, U.S., 16mm, 1 minute.


TWO VIRGINS
Produced and directed by Yoko Ono and John Lennon
In Two Virgins, a dual self-portrait by Ono and Lennon, a series of close-up shots of the two artist's faces, both in and out of focus, are superimposed over each other. Their album by same title is featured as the soundtrack. 1968, U.S., 16mm, 19 minutes.


UP YOUR LEGS FOREVER
Produced and directed by Yoko Ono
"We asked everybody to donate their legs for peace," says Ono of Up Your Legs Forever. Drawing on her 1966 film No. 4 (Bottoms)--also meant as a peace statement--she filmed this work using a continuous upward motion created with a specially built camera to present 367 pairs of legs. 1970, U.S., 16mm, 70 minutes.


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WOMEN WITH VISION: CROSSING BOUNDARIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA WOMEN'S FOUNDATION AND THE BUSH FOUNDATION, WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE MINNESOTA FILM BOARD.