Film Series | Doll Parts: The Electronic Diary, Mannequin, Self-Gratifier, Every Woman, Upside Down, The Basket

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
7:00 p.m.
The Oculus Hall at The Broad
Tickets $12 (includes same-night access to the full museum)


Lynn Hershman Leeson, The Electronic Diary: Binge, 30 min., 1987

Narcissister, Mannequin, 5 min., 2009

Narcissister, Self-Gratifier, 4 min., 2010

Narcissister + Josef Kraska, Every Woman, 4 min., 2010

Narcissister, Upside Down (on “America’s Got Talent”), 2 min., 2011

Narcissister + Josef Kraska, The Basket, 5 min., 2013

Narcissister + A.L. Steiner, Winter/Spring Collection, 13 min., 2013

In her electronic video diary, Binge, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson continues her analysis of the constructed nature of feminine mystique, turning the lens inward in a tragicomic attempt to lose weight after being abandoned by her husband. Performance artist Narcissister deploys the prosthetic appendages strewn about Cindy Sherman’s mid-1990s photographic work in virtuosic videos that expose her body in strip teases and burlesque-styled pieces of high-feminist performance.

After the program, Narcissister performed "Changes," a piece that addresses transformation and transcendence as it explores human mortality, but in reverse, live in the Cindy Sherman exhibition galleries.

Doll Parts tickets include same-night access before the film program to the full museum, including the Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life special exhibition.


About Doll Parts

The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad began in September 2013. The series introduces audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists. Since launching the program, The Broad has brought together a variety of artists whose works are in the Broad collection in conversation with cultural leaders, including Mark Bradford with Katy Siegel, Shirin Neshat with Christy MacLear, Jeff Koons with John Waters, Takashi Murakami with Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl with Steve Martin, John Currin with James Cuno, Kara Walker with Ava DuVernay and architect Elizabeth Diller with Eli Broad, Joanne Heyler and Paul Goldberger. Talks have been held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city. Conversations are live-streamed and full videos of past talks are available online. The Un-Private Collection series is part of the Broad collection’s 30-year mission to make contemporary art accessible to the widest possible audience.

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