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May 2015 Video Space

Geography of the Body (1943) - Willard Maas

1 - 31 May 2015


Extreme close-ups of nude male and female bodies, taken through a magnifying glass bought at a dime store, are combined with a surrealist text written and read by poet George Barker. The poem, in Barker's deadpan reading, comments humorously on the body parts, which are photographed in such tiny detail that they appear as landscapes.

Willard Maas (b.1906-1971) was a pioneering American experimental filmmaker and poet. Andy Warhol described Maas and his wife, Maria Menken, as ‘the last great bohemians'. 



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Visit our first floor Video Space for free, monthly, changing programmes of artist made film and video. Looped screenings run throughout advertised gallery opening hours. Access via stairs or lift. 


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