FILM LOVE presents
YOKO ONO: reality dreams
|Eva Majlata confronts the camera
in Film No. 5 (Rape)
image: Yoko Ono, Filmstrip from Film No. 5 (Rape), 1969
Directed by Yoko Ono © Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono’s work displays a compelling dichotomy: on one hand, she is widely known for her promotion of peace and nonviolence, often presented in the form of whimsical art objects and actions; but other works display disturbing and sometimes dangerous content which directly confronts realities of suffering, risk, and loss of control. In Cut Piece, one of the key works of performance art, Ono sits in complete vulnerability on the stage as audience members cut away pieces of her clothing. Rape follows a script written by Ono, in which the cameraman is to pick a woman on the street and film her “until she is in a falling position.” The instruction is followed to the letter in one of cinema’s most intense works about voyeurism and control.
Cut Piece (Albert and David Maysles, 1965) 8 minutes
Film No. 5 (Rape) (Yoko Ono, 1969) 77 minutes
White Hall room 206
201 Dowman Drive, Emory University,
Atlanta, GA 30322
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YOKO ONO: REALITY DREAMS is co-sponsored by the Atlanta
Contemporary Art Center, and the departments of Visual Arts, Women's Studies,
Film Studies, and American Studies at Emory University.
YOKO ONO: REALITY DREAMS is a Film Love event, programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love promotes awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, and explores alternative forms of moving image projection and viewing. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and was featured in Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2009.
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