Kara Walker has risen to international prominence for visually stunning works on paper and installations that challenge conventional narratives of American history and the antebellum South. With biting humor, she comments on race, slavery and liberation, sexual attraction and exploitation, discrimination, and modernity. This program presents nine videos by Walker, including three new works.
Videos will be screened continuously from 11am-2pm and from 3pm-5pm.
Testimony: Narrative of a Negress Burdened by Good Intentions, 2004. (B&W DVD video, no audio. Run time: 8 minutes, 49 seconds)
8 Possible Beginnings or: The Creation of African-America, a Moving Picture by Kara E. Walker, 2005 (B&W video, audio. Run time: 15 minutes, 57 seconds.)
Messing Around with The Ebony Hillbillies, 2007. (Color DVD video, Audio. Run time: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.)
…calling to me from the angry surface of some grey and threatening sea., 2007. (Color DVD video, No audio. Run time: 9 minutes, 10 seconds.)
National Archives Microfilm Publication M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Six Miles from Springfield on the Franklin Road, 2009. (Color DVD video, audio. Run time: 13 minutes, 22 seconds.) Original music by Alicia and Jason Moran.
National Archives Microfilm Publication M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Lucy of Pulaski, 2009. (Color DVD video, audio. Run time: 12 minutes, 8 seconds). Original music by Alicia and Jason Moran.
Fall From Grace, Miss Pipi's Blue Tale, 2011. (Color DVD video, audio. Run time: 17 minutes.)
Levee, 2011. (Color DVD video, audio. Run time: 1 minute, 50 seconds.)
Bad Blues, 2011. (Color DVD video, audio. Run time: 1 minute, 50 seconds.)
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Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.