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The Films and Videos of Richard Serra - Program Two

Screening on Film

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.

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  • Paul Revere

    Directed by Richard Serra in collaboration with Joan Jonas.
    US, 1971, 16mm, black & white, 9 min.
    Print source: Museum of Modern Art
  • Anxious Automation

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    US, 1971, video transferred to digital, black & white, 5 min.
    Copy source: Museum of Modern Art
  • Veil

    Directed by Richard Serra in collaboration with Joan Jonas.
    US, 1971, 16mm, black & white, silent, 6 min.
    Preserved by Anthology Film Archives
    Print source: Museum of Modern Art
  • China Girl

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    Germany, 1972, video transferred to digital, black & white, 11 min.
    Copy source: Museum of Modern Art
  • Surprise Attack

    Directed by Richard Serra. Camera by Babette Mangolte.
    US, 1973, video transferred to digital, black & white, 2 min.
    Copy source: Museum of Modern Art
  • Television Delivers People

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    US, 1973, video transferred to digital, color, 6 min.
    Copy source: Museum of Modern Art
  • Boomerang

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    US, 1974, video transferred to digital, color, 11 min.
    Copy source: Museum of Modern Art

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