Scott Stark’s films, videos, and installations are kinetic revelations.
The Real and the Hyper-Real: Films and Videos by Scott StarkREDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (631 W 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA) Map it $10
Scott Stark’s films, videos, and installations are kinetic revelations that can be shocking, mesmerizing and narratively rich. Each is a distinctive cultural and aesthetic adventure with its own conceptual rigor. Films include the mysterious and delightful Hotel Cartograph (1983); More Than Meets the Eye: Remaking Jane Fonda (2001/06), Stark’s witty response to this American icon; Speechless (2008), a visceral collision of anatomy with rough-hewn surfaces; Traces (2012), a flickering play of fragmented objects; and his masterful The Realist (2013), a “doomed love” melodrama peopled with department store mannequins, and located in the visually heightened universe of clothing displays, fashion islands and storefront windows. Jack H. Skirball Series. In person: Scott Stark.