STUART SHERMAN FILMS AND VIDEO

Directed by: Stuart Sherman

Nov
14
Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago , IL

Co-presented by SAIC Department of Performance

 

Renowned performance artist, conceptual artist, and filmmaker of extraordinary talents, Stuart Sherman was beloved in the downtown New York arts scene until his death in 2001. Sherman was most well known for his small-scale “Spectacles,” in which he would manipulate common objects on a simple tabletop. He also created tiny, marvelous, imaginative, and uniquely cinematic films that have been very difficult to see until a recent revival of his work in New York allowed for a new appreciation of the work. This screening includes a wide survey of Sherman's film work on 16mm and video documentation of his performances. 

 

In conjunction with the screenings of Sherman's films, British artist Robin Deacon will present a short talk about the life and work of this unique artist, along with a specially chosen selection of Sherman's rarely seen performances, video works and TV appearances.  

 

SCOTTY AND STUART courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. ELEVATOR/DANCE courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. FILMS BY STUART SHERMAN courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.