Artist Larry Johnson (Art BFA 82, MFA 84) and filmmaker William E. Jones have assembled the Elective Affinities film series as part of Johnson’s first full-scale survey exhibition at the Hammer Museum in L.A.
Some may consider many of the short films and features as salacious–more fitting for a peep show than a museum. But true to the series theme, the films explore artistic ambition, opportunism and sexual desire with less than harmonious results.
Art house meets flop house in these films, and on the program in tonight’s “Chat Room” category (where seduction does not go quite as planned; rants and raves fill empty hours; words fail) are:
- Michel Auder’s A Coupla White Faggots Sitting Around Talking;
- Larry Johnson’s Untitled (Paul Rand’s Women, 1948); and
- Christopher Munch’s film The Hours and Times, a 1991 fictionalized account of what might have happened during a real holiday taken by John Lennon and The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein in 1963. (See video clip above)
Larry Johnson Film Series: Chat Room
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tues., Aug. 11 at 7 pm