A special screening event of Martha Edelheit's 1977 film, Hats, Bottles, and Bones: A Portrait of Sari Dienes takes place on April 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at RARE in New York City. The artist will introduce the film (running time 22 minutes) and give a talk back afterwards. RARE, an alternative space and gallery run by Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, is located at 17 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.
Hats, Bottles, and Bones: A Portrait of Sari Dienes was created specifically as a portrait—as opposed to a biography or documentary by Edelheit. The multi-layered work captures Dienes' unique personality, complex life style, and diverse creative range through the use of a variety of inventive cinematic techniques.
Hats, Bottles, and Bones has been featured in numerous experimental film festivals, and presented at the Anthology Film Archives, the New York Public Library, and the Museum of Modern Art.
In his review at its release, Daryl Chin noted "Dienes' wit, humor, and resilience serves as an appropriate example to women artists in any field; her boundless invention as manifested in her collages and assemblages and constructions is a heartening index."
Martha Edelheit has been a practicing artist and filmmaker since the early 1960s. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in New York City, including "Women Choose Women" (Guggenheim New York, 1965), "Works on Paper" (Brooklyn Museum, 1975), and "BLAM!" (Whitney Museum, 1984), as well as in shows at SOHO20, a Chelsea gallery for women artists.
Edelheit has been an invited artist-in-residence at Wilson College, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Cincinnati, and the California Institute of the Arts, and was a member of Fight Censorship, Women/Artist/ Filmmakers, and the Women's Caucus for Art. She currently lives in Sweden.
BASIC FACTS: Hats, Bottles, and Bones screens on April 9, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at RARE, 17 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. RARE is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Mondays by appointment. Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton will open for the season later this spring. www.glennhorowitz.com.
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