This program includes Serra’s classic experiments with video—Television Delivers People and Boomerang, which explore the medium’s ability to critique commercial television and to use feedback to interrogate video’s impact on the self—as well as the considerably lesser-known works that immediately preceded them, including his three collaborations with Joan Jonas, and Surprise Attack, a work shot by Babette Mangolte that hearkens back to Serra’s first, task-based films.
Paul RevereDirected by Richard Serra in collaboration with Joan Jonas.
US, 1971, 16mm, black & white, 9 min.
Anxious AutomationDirected by Richard Serra.
US, 1971, video, black & white, 5 min.
VeilDirected by Richard Serra in collaboration with Joan Jonas.
US, 1971, 16mm, black & white, silent, 6 min.
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives
China GirlDirected by Richard Serra.
Germany, 1972, video, black & white, 11 min.
Surprise AttackDirected by Richard Serra. Camera by Babette Mangolte.
US, 1973, video, black & white, 2 min.
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