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Robert Morris :
The Mind/Body problem

Thursday 28.05, 18H00

Robert Morris: The Mind / Body problem (1995)
Film by Teri Wehn Damisch, with Rosalind Krauss
56 min.
EN, subtitles FR
Production: Centre Pompidou

Art historian Rosalind Krauss analyses the work of American minimalist artist Robert Morris. The film received the Jury Award from the 14th Montreal International Art Film Festival.

Although he remains unclassifiable, Robert Morris is clearly one of the most emblematic figures of Minimal Art. He even escapes the rubrics of Antiform and Process Art, to whose birth he initially contributed. By following the structure of a performance he conceived in 1964, in which he mimics celebrated art historian Erwin Panofsky, the film places artist Robert Morris and art critic Rosalind Krauss in a fictional relationship : the critic becomes the artist's teacher, and the lesson, which is illustrated with images from Morris' Guggenheim retrospective in 1994, shows us the complexity of a body of works centered entirely on the human body.

Biography | Teri Wehn Damisch

Teri Wehn Damisch, was born in Paris and grew up in New York she has been living since 1975. She has produced, written and directed numerous documentary films on influential contemporary artists and scholars, such as the stage designer Alexandre Trauner, the Hungarian-born photographer André Kertész, the French philosopher and art historian Hubert Damisch, the Canadian filmmaker and artist Michael Snow, the American artist Robert Morris, the Canadian architect Phyllis Lambert, and the Bulgarian literary theorist Julia Kristeva, the Italian writer Umberto Eco, the German born sociologist and photographer Gisèle Freund.

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Work in progress: "Robert Morris - Blind Time"

Thursday 28.05, 19H00

Directed by Teri Wehn Damisch.
26 min.
EN, subtitles FR
Production : Centre Pompidou

From 1973-2009 Morris produced a series of works on paper collectively entitled ‘Blind Time Drawings’. This film documents Morris at work with his eyes closed, a contact microphone placed under the table reproduces the gestural movements as the artist rubs and gropes the paper, applying graphite with his fingers.

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