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From the Ellipsis exhibition. A row of 14 televisions each display blurry black-and-white images.

Ellipsis

Chantal Akerman, Lili Dujourie and Francesca Woodman

23 April - 22 June 2008

DCA was proud to present this exhibition which has been curated by Lynne Cooke, Chief Curator at Dia Center for the Arts in New York. Ellipsis features photography, film and video from the 1970s and the early 1980s by Chantal Akerman, Lili Dujourie and Francesca Woodman. This was the first joint exhibition of their work.

Lynne Cooke writes:
 

Although born ten years apart and in very different circumstances, the three artists featured in this exhibition each profited from the turn to still photography, and other lens-based technologies - film, slide projection and the newer medium of video that dominated vanguard art practice in the late 1960s. Taking themselves, their bodies and their immediate circumstances as their point of departure, during the 1970s all three made performative work for the camera. Tellingly, the sites they favoured were mostly their own studios or domestic interiors.

 

DCA was the only British venue for this prestigious exhibition. Ellipsis premiered at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City in October 2007 and Lund Konsthall in February 2008.

 

Exhibition images

From the Ellipsis exhibition. A row of 14 televisions each display blurry black-and-white images.
From the Ellipsis exhibition. A row of 14 televisions in DCA Gallery each display blurry black-and-white images.
From the Ellipsis exhibition. A row of 14 televisions each display blurry black-and-white images.