Welcome to Day 3, Games 4 and 5 of Walker Channel Madness! It’s true, we’re a little behind schedule, so I apologize for the lack of witty intros below, but I just have to keep posting things, and you just have to keep voting!
Before we begin, we have results from Games 1-3. In the DIALOGUE pod, Alec Soth triumphed over Dave King, despite the latter’s early lead. In the LECTURES pod, you loved seeing Four Visions of the Minneapolis Riverfront, and finally, the day to night time lapse of the last year’s Rock the Garden still really impressed you. Our top seeds all emerged triumphant. (Here’s the updated bracket).
PIERO MANZONI’S “BASE MAGICA–SCULTURA VIVENTE” VS INTRODUCTION: YVES KLEIN: WITH THE VOID, FULL POWERS
More short videos! Up first, curator Bartholomew Ryan talks to us about one of the pieces in last spring’s The Talent Show, successfully talking while stepping up onto a two and a half foot block and maintaining his balance. Then, the “painter of space” steps into the ring, or rather, the curators of last fall’s show Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers. Can you possibly vote against curator Philippe Vergne’s French accent? Watch and see!
WOMEN WITHOUT MEN DISCUSSION VS FREE VERSE: SUSAN HOWE AND DAVID GRUBBS
This match-up includes two types of Walker programs not seen yet in this tournament: visiting filmmakers and co-presentations with Rain Taxi Review of Books. In the first video, Shirin Neshat discusses her feature film debut, Women Without Men, after a premiere screening, and in the second, poet Susan Howe and musician David Grubbs join forces for a language and sound art experiment.
Women Without Men: