Sunday Afternoon with Chaz
Screening related to Nine Lives selected by Charles Irvin
In his drawings, videos and paintings, Charles Irvin takes absurdity to the extreme. For this special screening, Irvin presents his new video, Membrane Lane. Adopting the style of conspiracy theory documentaries such as Loose Change and Zeitgeist, Membrane Lane explores the origins and agenda of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, a support group for individuals who claim to have been falsely accused of perpetrating child sexual abuse. Irvin mixes found footage with live action scenes, moving from highly-authoritative moments to silly and rebellious characters and scenarios, keeping everything slightly off balance. Irvin will also show a selection of earlier shorts, and the screening will be followed with an informal Q&A with the artist.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.