Lynda Benglis
On Screen

LYNDA BENGLIS, FEMALE SENSIBILITY (1973), VIDEO STILL, COURTESY CHEIM & READ, NEW YORK.LYNDA BENGLIS, FEMALE SENSIBILITY (1973), VIDEO STILL, COURTESY CHEIM & READ, NEW YORK.

Opening: Fri, 17.6.2016, 8PM
Exhibition: 17.6–4.9.2016
Hours: Tue–Sat, 12-6PM

Entrée
Markeveien 4B, 5012 Bergen

Please join us next Friday at non-profit gallery Entrée for the opening of On Screen, an exhibition of three video works by Lynda Benglis. Made in the early 1970s—Benglis never returned to the medium after four years of intense experimentation—this exhibition highlights the artist’s exploration of sexuality and identity play, layering and multiplying the seduction of the screen.

Employing several iterations of each frame, posing and filming herself in front of the monitor, with the works Collage and Now Benglis amasses swirling abysses of artificial color and hypnotizing rhythm while Female Sensibility doubles the female figure in an elongated kiss between two women (Benglis and Marilyn Lenkowsky). Connecting her hands-on, process-oriented sculptural work to self-reflexive interrogations of a newborn medium, Benglis confronts her own image with a salty and humorous aftertaste, coyly asking: “Do you wish to direct me?”

PRAXES presents a year-long investigation of the two unassociated artistic practices of Lynda Benglis and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at the Bergen Assembly. Independent work constellations are episodically hosted by changing venues in Bergen from February to December 2016.