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

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016
7 pm
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 Broad's Doll Parts film series took place from June through September 2016 in conjunction with the Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life exhibition. Tearing through underground and pop landscapes from Maya Deren to Hole, Doll Parts reframed the Cindy Sherman special exhibition as a moving-image feast of international films, artists’ tapes, and music videos. From fairy tales to horror, femme fatales to “office killers,” Doll Parts examined the iconography of Sherman’s photographic practice, showcasing influences, like minds, and apparent heirs to the artist’s evolving body of work. Outré artifice, feminist trailblazers, and plasticine appendages reign supreme. 

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