The Films and Videos of Richard Serra
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.

PROGRAM

  • Paul Revere

    Directed by Richard Serra in collaboration with Joan Jonas.
    US, 1971, 16mm, black & white, 9 min.
  • Anxious Automation

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    US, 1971, video, black & white, 5 min.
  • Veil

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

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    Germany, 1972, video, black & white, 11 min.
  • Surprise Attack

    Directed by Richard Serra. Camera by Babette Mangolte.
    US, 1973, video, black & white, 2 min.
  • Television Delivers People

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    US, 1973, video, color, 6 min.
  • Boomerang

    Directed by Richard Serra.
    US, 1974, video, color, 11 min.

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