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Brown Bag Lecture "Video in Performance and Video as Performance"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
12:00 AM
202 S. Thayer, room 2022, Ann Arbor

Charles Atlas, video artist

Since the early 1970s, Charles Atlas has been an innovator in combining dance and performance with film and video. His documentaries, TV productions, multi-channel video installations, and live electronic performances all reflect a unique approach to creating and capturing movement with the camera. Over his long career, Atlas has collaborated with leading figures in dance as well as music and art, including Merce Cunningham, Marina Abramovic´, Antony and the Johnsons, Leigh Bowery, Michael Clark, DANCENOISE, Douglas Dunn, Fennesz, John Kelly, Yvonne Rainer, and, most recently, Mika Tajima and New Humans. This talk will focus on his recent work (2003-present) with live video in installation and on stage.

Charles Atlas was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1949. His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries across the United States and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Tate Modern, London; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, three "Bessie" awards, and a Foundation for Contemporary Art’s biennial John Cage Award. Atlas lives and works in New York, NY.

Related events:

Joints 4tet for Ensemble, video installation by Charles Atlas, Institute for the Humanities Gallery, Feb. 15-March 31, 2012
Joints 4tet for Ensemble Opening Reception, Institute for the Humanities Gallery, Feb. 15, 4:30-6pm.
UMS’s Pure Michigan Renegade on Film. The Legend of Leigh Bowery
, a 2002 film by Charles Atlas (with director Q & A), Feb. 13, 7pm, U-M Museum of Art Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State, Ann Arbor