Past Event

The Tableaux Vivant Show

Curated by Jesse McLean and Ben Russell

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 – 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street

The Tableaux Vivant Show Primary

This one goes out to all of you fans of mimes, frozen moments, "The Festival of Living Art" episode of Gilmore Girls, paintings that stare back, and Gallery 400's three current exhibitions of works by Eun Hyung Kim, Andy Moore, and Erin Cosgrove. In response to all of the drawn tableaux present in the latter and as part of a more generalized attempt to rethink the still life as a movement-image (Fleischauer), your time-based pals Jesse McLean and Ben Russell have gathered together a series of films and videos that are certain to unstick you in at least two out of three dimensions. This is The Tableaux Vivant Show, after all. Please join us as we sit down to a rather kinetic breakfast (Snow) and leaf through the funny pages (Channel Zero), revisit the art history textbooks ad nauseum (Freed, Eisinga), meditate on roadkill-as-landscape (Murphy), and take a quiet stroll through a field of flickering flowers (Lowder). Ah, Gallery 400—who knew that our still lives could be so moving?!?


  • Michael Snow, Breakfast, 1972–76, 16mm, 15:00 min. 
  • Eric Fleischauer, Still Life with Fruit, 2005, 16mm, 4:30 min. 
  • Hermine Freed, Art Herstory, 1974, video, 22:00 min. 
  • Jeroen Eisinga, As It Was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga, 1988, 16mm, 8:00 min.  
  • Channel Zero, Mary Worth, 1998, 16mm, 15:00 min.  
  • JJ Murphy, Highway Landscape, 1971–1972, 16mm, 6:30 min.  
  • Rose Lowder, Les tournesols and Les tournesols colores, 1982–83, 16mm, 6:00 min.

Total Running Time: 77:00 min.