previews

Thun

Dara Friedman

Kunstmuseum Thun
Thunerhof Hofstettenstrasse 14
May 31 - August 4

Curated by Madeleine Schuppli

Dara Friedman’s projected installations blend a Warholian nonchalance with a sophisticated awareness of the legacy of experimental film: Why bother with plot when the cut, splice, and loop provide the action? In Chrissy, Mette, Kristan, 2000, for instance, three projectors on mirror-covered pedestals show models ripping their shirts open, over and over, to the snap! of buttons popping off. As literally reflective as the work may be, it revisits the structuralist precedent with fierce determination. Curated by Madeleine Schuppli, this first major survey of Friedman’s work presents film and video from the past five years, including a piece commissioned for the occasion.