Charles Atlas: Rainer Variations (2002) – Danspace Project
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Charles Atlas: Rainer Variations (2002)

Charles Atlas. Rainer Variations, 2002. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

This special one-night-only screening will be followed by a conversation with Charles Atlas and Yvonne Rainer!

In his portrayal of filmmaker/choreographer Yvonne Rainer, artist Charles Atlas undermines genre conventions to pose some of the same questions that have long concerned her. While an extended interview with Rainer runs throughout the piece, Atlas’ editing takes up four “performers” (Rainer herself among them) who enact and re-enact the interview, shuffling and superimposing image and voice tracks to yield a video palimpsest of theatricality and ambiguity.

Yvonne Rainer will be honored alongside Joan Jonas at Danspace Project’s 2016 Gala.

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