Jane Gillooly

Jane Gillooly: Suitcase of Love and Shame

“Alternately sweet, sad, and steamy…hearing the voices of the lovers on their private tapes, viewers become voyeurs.” —The Boston Globe

Jack H. Skirball Series

Guggenheim Fellow Jane Gillooly introduces her mesmerizing and original Suitcase of Love and Shame, a tender, erotic and heartbreaking collage woven from 60 hours of reel-to-reel audiotapes discovered in a suitcase purchased on eBay. In the 1960s, on the cusp of the sexual revolution, a Midwestern woman and her lover become reliant on recording devices to document and memorialize their adulterous affair. The tape recorder serves as a confidant, witness, and participant—creating a welcome ménage-à-trois. Voices give rise to a sad world, building “love and shame” little by little, as technological tools serve up a calm, continual hell.

In person: Jane Gillooly

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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MON 10/28
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff