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Event: Chaperone: Beth Campbell Presents Altered States (Ken Russell, 1980)

Altered States (Ken Russell, 1980)

July 29, 2009 at 7:00 pm

at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.

Presented by artist Beth Campbell

Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space

From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling.  Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes.  Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.

Beth Campbell is a New York-based artist originally from Dwight, Illinois. Her work explores the psychological and phenomenological conception of one’s surroundings through sculpture, installation, drawing and video. Following Room, 2008, as exhibited in two variations at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy, is an optically jarring, large scale sculpture that establishes the uncanny sense that a small, banal living room is reflected and multiplied many times. Campbell has created projects for the Public Art Fund, the Biennale Cuvee 09 World Selection of Contemporary Art, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, and the 6th Mercosul Biennial, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Recent group exhibitions include The Andy Warhol Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Andrea Rosen, White Columns, the Drawing Room, London, and the Tang Museum. Her work is included in The Whitney Museum, MOMA and the New Museum’s Altoids Collection. She is represented in New York by Nicole
Klagsbrun Gallery.



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