Truth: 24 frames per second

Exhibition Overview


Ant Farm (Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schreier with Tom Weinberg)

Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Truth is the first major exhibition in the Museum’s history dedicated to time-based media and is inspired by the DMA’s film and video holdings. Artists and filmmakers featured in Truth include Ant Farm, Dara Birnbaum, Mark Bradford, James Coleman, Phil Collins, Bruce Conner, Willie Doherty, Omer Fast, Morgan Fisher, Coco Fusco, Tatiana Gaviola, John Gerrard, Arthur Jafa, Zoe Leonard & Catherine Gund, Steve McQueen, Shirin Neshat, Pratibha Parmar, Ben Rivers, Rachel Rose, Anri Sala, Chick Strand, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Anne Tallentire, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Image: Ant Farm, Media Burn, 1975, video, color, sound, 23:02 min., Performance, July 4, 1975, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Dallas Museum of Art, Laura and Walter Elcock Contemporary Art Fund, Courtesy of Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, © Ant Farm (Chip Lord, Doug Michels, Curtis Schreier with Tom Weinberg), Photo © 1975 John F. Turner

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