The Long Take at LACA

Artists and filmmakers Mariah Garnett and William E. Jones constantly consider this. Approached as a dialogue between the artists within the exhibition space, The Long Take presents two practitioners whose respective research-based practices are rooted in experimental documentary filmmaking and investigations into archives through which they tackle gender and the truth subject in unexpected narratives. [1] Here, we witness distinct narratives unfolding into the same scene as matters of class and class conflict intersect the work and offer the propositions around which these artworks rotate.



This exhibition borrows its title from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s text “Observations on the Long Take,” which reflects on the 16mm short film of John F. Kennedy’s death —”shot by a spectator in the crowd, it is a long take, the most typical long take imaginable” [2] — and advocates for montage over a subjective, single, long take. Arguing that it is impossible to perceive reality from a single point of view, Pasolini urges for many accounts of the same event spliced together and classified in a type of collage, dissolving the various points of view and creating a multiplication of presents, abolishing the present. [3]




Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday
Friday, Sunday
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Start Date

July 16, 2016

End Date

August 27, 2016


12:00 PM - 06:00 PM


2245 E Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90021

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