ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts presented Molly Davies’s two-channel video/sound installation, Bars, on view in Digital & Video Art The Streets’ shipping container located at 531 West 26th Street(between 10th and 11th Avenues) from February 17-24, 2007.  .

Bars is a six-minute continuous loop work which features images of caged Siberian tigers on two 8’ x 7’ screens, with sound by Charlemagne Palestine and Tuva throat singers. Digital & Video Art The Streets, produced by Frere Independent, is presented in conjunction with DiVA New York 2007, showcasing the most challenging and innovative work created in new media and video today.



About Molly Davies:
Molly Davies started making experimental films in the late 1960’s in New York City. For multi media performance pieces she has collaborated with artists including John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, Lou Harrison, Michael Nyman, Alvin Curran, Fred Frith, Suzushi Hanayagi, Sage Cowles, Polly Motley, Jackie Matisse and Anne Carson. Her work has been presented at such sites as the Venice Film Festival, the Centre Pompidou, Musée de l’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon, The Getty, Theatre Am Turm, the Whitney Museum, the Walker Arts Center, Asia Society, the Kitchen, La MaMa E.T.C., Dance Theatre Workshop, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Indonesian Dance Festival. Her video installation work is in the collections of the Getty Research Institute, the Musée Art Contemporain Lyon and the Walker Art Center.  Her major works include “David Tudor’s Ocean” a six-channel piece documenting performances by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and “Sea Tails” a three-channel, six monitor piece integrating film footage of Jackie Matisse’s underwater kites with a score by David Tudor.

Digital & Video Art The Streets

February 17 – 24, 2007


Container was located at 531 West 26th St (Between 10th and 11th Avenues).


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