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Artist Film Series: Paul Pfeiffer - MOCA Grand

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Red Green Blue at Paula Cooper Gallery. Image by Steven Probert.

MOCA Artist Film Series: Paul Pfeiffer
Featured excerpts from Red Green Blue, 2022
Thursday, June 29, 2023
MOCA Grand Ave
Free with RSVP

MOCA Artist Film series is an active and dynamic platform for the presentation of artist films. Inspired by film and video works in MOCA’s renowned collection, the series will offer engaging and notable screenings and live programs with MOCA collection artists and beyond. With presentations in the Ahmanson Auditorium, screenings and Q&As will feature artists, historians, and critics in dialogue with special focus on experiments in long-form, narrative or feature-length films. Centered in the cinema capital of the world, these programs will explore the critical issues of our time and our place. 

MOCA presents excerpts from Red Green Blue as part of a conversation with artist Paul Pfeiffer. Conversation details to be announced.

For this special program at MOCA, Pfeiffer will present clips from his earliest video works such as Fragment of a Crucifixion (1998) and Pure Products Go Crazy (1998). The screening will also include excerpts from his new audio-visual installation Red Green Blue which premiered in New York in 2022. The title refers to the image display system based on the human perception of color. The film considers how multiple channels of sensory information are brought into alignment by presenting the Georgia Bulldogs stadium as a broadcast studio.

A pioneer of video art and long interested in media imagery and the creation of spectacle in sports and entertainment, Pfeiffer has investigated the sports stadium as a site imbued with the potential to fortify national, regional, or community-based models of identity. The program will represent the development of his work over the past 25 years with an emphasis on evolving editing strategies. 

Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Museum solo shows and projects include Inhotim Institute, Brazil, 2018; Bellas Artes Outpost, Manila, 2018; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2017; Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii, 2016; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila, 2015; Artangel, London, 2014; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, 2012; Sammlung Goetz, Munich, 2011; and Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 2009. Pfeiffer has presented work in major interna- tional exhibitions in recent years, including the Performa Biennial and the Honolulu Biennial in 2019 and the Toronto Biennial and Seoul Mediacity Biennale in 2022. Pfeiffer lived and taught at the University of Georgia from 2016 to 2019. The artist lives and works in New York City.