Past Eexhibitions
Release
November

Fleckenstein Video Gallery

Germany, 1996, by Christoph Girardet, 9:30 min.

In Release, a few seconds of terror from the original 1933 King Kong are extended out over nine and a half minutes. Restrained by her arms, the computer-syncopated actress Fay Wray huffs, puffs, writhes, barks like a terrified dog, fades into exhaustion, wakes up to let out the famous screeching scream, and starts up all over again. A strange, rhythmic sound like buzzing hornets at high volume accompanies this bizarre ballet, which never once shows the giant gorilla.
Artist Unknown Mayan, n.d. Mosaic Mask jade with shell, obsidian, 600 - 900 CE 3 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches Gift of Barry Fitzmorris, 2011.219

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