The fifth screening in the Other Uses film series at EMPAC features the work of Ulysses Jenkins, whose videos examine television’s power to shape current events and historical episodes.
Ulysses Jenkins is an artist who has given particular consideration to the portrayal of Black men in America. This installment features documentary and performance videos Jenkins made from the 1970s to the present, beginning with the artist’s filming of the Watts Festival. Alternating between clarity and obscurity, the forms and content of television are redeployed to challenge the perceived neutrality of the televisual record. Curated by Lucas Matheson, Williams M.A. ’18
Photo credit: Ulysses Jenkins, Remnants of the Watts Festival, 1972-73, compiled 1980. Still courtesy the artist.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8TH STREET, TROY NY 12180