© 2019 Judith Barry Studio

THEY AGAPE

They Agape, 1978

 

Installation and film.
Two channel film projection with audio, 30 minutes
First screened at the Mabuhay Gardens,
San Francisco 1978

 

Related publications:

Are You Ready for TV ?, Judith Barry, Download Link

Press:

ArtForum, Tyler Curtis, Downlaod Link
Dis-play / Re-play,  New Yorker, Download Link
New York Times, Martha Schwendener, Download Link

This two projector (channel) film about two women architects is based three ideas. One, the Greek notion of ‘agape’ - a very particular kind of love. Two, Structuralist filmmaking, in particular its anti-pleasure point-of-view. Three, soap opera’s evil/angry women whose ability to transgress gives them power. The voice-over dialogue outlining the mistrust the two women feel towards each other and the punk music sound track belie the lyrical cinema-verite style filmmaking. Shown predominantly in punk clubs, the films played on two differently sized screens, separated by a great distance.

They Agape installation view Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

They Agape video stills

They Agape video still