Who’s That Guy? Tell me more About Guy de Cointet is a composite portrait of an artist by his artist-friends. The screening is followed by a public conversation with director Marie de Brugerolle; Tim Griffin, director and Chief Curator at The Kitchen; Connie Butler, Chief Curator of Department of Drawings, MoMA; and Adva Zakai and Veridiana Zurita, two actresses performing in Five Sisters at MoMA. The talk is moderated by Ana Janevski, Associate Curator at MoMA. The screening and talk will be succeeded by a presentation of the performance Five Sisters (Guy de Cointet, 1982) on 9 and 10 May.
Who’s That Guy? Tell Me more about Guy de Cointet is a film about Guy de Cointet that presents the artist in the context of Los Angeles of the 1970s. Paul McCarthy, John Baldessari, Richard Jackson, Barbara Smith, Morgan Fisher and others all recount his character and an oeuvre that has deeply touched them. The portrait of the artist becomes the portrait of a scene: of L.A.’s underground art scene, the emergence of performance, and the junction of the ’70s and the ’80s. Original documents, excerpts from plays and interviews make the film a puzzle and show a variety of dimensions of the work of the “Duchamp of L.A.”.
Who’s That Guy? Tell Me more about Guy de Cointet
Directed by Marie de Brugerolle
Produced by Entre2prises
(2011, 90 minutes, English spoken)