Catalogue (The Series) and Others by Dana Berman Duff

Dana Berman Duff: Reproductions—New Films

“This black-and-white silent triumph makes explicit both [Duff’s] and our own dilemma of consumerism: the remove at which we position ourselves when favoring affordability over authenticity.” —Harriet Warman, on Catalogue, Sight and Sound

 

Dana Berman Duff has long been a vital force in Los Angeles’ media arts. Astonishing in her versatility, Duff moves fluidly between Super-8mm and 16mm film, video, multi-channel installation, photography, drawing, and sculpture. Regardless of the medium, Duff’s work is infused with her subtle wit, tactile delight, and deeply reflective conceptual structure. The evening’s program includes selections from the Catalogue Series (2014–2019), in which fantasy tableaux and objects from the pages of a designer furniture knock-off catalogue are reworked into contemplations on the control and manufacture of desire. Duff’s art is in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and New Museum of Contemporary Art, and her films have shown in the Toronto, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, and other international film festivals.

In person: Dana Berman Duff

Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud, as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.

  

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Date/TimeGM/STCA
MON 5/11
8:30 pm
$12$9$6

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff