Using Bender’s notion of deathlessness as a framework, Virtual Histories is a special series of film and video screenings that presents short video works and feature films by artists who explore multi-dimensional memory, alternative scenarios, and imaginary time.
An important figure of the Pictures Generation, Robert Longo is a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. Bender’s partner throughout the 80s, Longo collaborated with her on music videos for post-punk bands including R.E.M, New Order, and Megadeth.
Longo joins us this Friday to introduce a selection of his and Bender’s iconic music videos, including Middle Man by Vernon Reid and Living Color (dir. Longo); Peace Sells by Megadeth (dir. Longo, edited by Bender), Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order (dir. Longo, edited by Bender). The screenings will be followed by the landmark science fiction film La Jetée (dir. Chris Marker, 28 mins, 1962).