HELL FROZEN OVER + GET RID OF YOURSELF
DIRECTOR: BERNADETTE CORPORATION
Formed in 1994, Bernadette Corporation is a multi-hyphenate, international, and anonymous art collective whose feverish output resists pat categorization. The group has spanned a wide range of cultural production including nightlife promotion, fashion, the magazine Made In USA, the collectively-authored novel Reena Spaulings (Semiotext(e), 2005), gallery art, and the medium of publicity itself. This evening pairs two key video works, which embody their spirit of détournement and defiant self-effacement: Hell Frozen Over (2000), described by the group as "a fashion film about the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé and the color white,” and Get Rid of Yourself (2002), an “anti-documentary” fusing footage of the G8 summit protests in Genoa, Italy with appearances by actress Chloë Sevigny and artist-philosopher Werner von Delmont.
Presented with an introduction from Lizzi Bougatsos.