NOVEMBER 25 - 25, 2011
LISA OPPENHEIM AT STEDELIJK
The work What Makes Free Will Free (New York/London, 2011, 3 minutes), which artists Melissa Gordon and Lisa Oppenheim developed together, takes a central role during this evening. In this new collaborative film, Oppenheim and Gordon, on the same day, made a short, handheld film of the same magnified image from The Herald Tribune, in New York and London, respectively. The films are projected on top of one another, the superimposition creating an abstract double image and moiré from the dot matrix of the newspaper print. Melissa Gordon and Lisa Oppenheim will present their new film and give a presentation on their individual practices, how they overlap, and the contexts of and references to various American photographic, filmic, print, and painterly histories that inform their work. Makes Free Will Free will be screened before and after the conversation.