This is my Blue Period, Julia Heyward, USA, 1977, video, colour, 22 min
Down in the Rec Room, Michael Smith, USA, 1979-2009, video, colour 13 min
Blind Country, Ericka Beckman and Mike Kelly, 1989 video, colour, 18 min
Circuit City 1992, Ericka Beckman and Julia Heyward, 1992 video, colour, 2 min
My Father's Diary, Guy de Cointet, 1975, video 12 min, performance documentation, MoCA, Los Angeles, September 1985, performed by Mary Ann Duganne
Courtesy Estate of Guy de Cointet/ Air de Paris, Paris.
This screening includes works by Beckman’s peers, collaborators and diverse range of influences. Ericka Beckman introduces this intimate selection of early video works, performance documentation and collaborative works and discusses her connections to these practices and key venues in New York such as The Kitchen and Artists Space. The screening features documentation of video and performance work by Julia Heyward, Guy de Cointet and Michael Smith among others. The programme also features Blind Country (1989) a late collaboration made with her fellow CalArts alumnus Mike Kelley taking an H.G. Wells short story The Country of the Blind as the basis for their avant-garde horror film.
Programme duration 70 min