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Ina Diane Archer, whose collages and videos were singled out by almost everyone who saw them in the show we curated in the fall of 2006, sent me a trailer for her video 1/16th of 100%!?. If you're going to be in Atlanta, go see it as part of
Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970
Part II: January 24 May 24, Spelman College Museum of
Fine Art, Atlanta, GA.
She describes it thusly:
1/16th of 100%!?, video (23 minutes)
Ina Diane Archer
Writer, director, editor 1993/96
Montage that examines themes of appropriation, miscegenation and minstrelsy through manipulated footage found in Hollywood movies from the 1920s through the 1950s -- including Imitation of Life, Showboat and The Jazz Singer.