Past Event

Things and Their Various Natures

Curated by Deborah Stratman

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street

Tacita Dean 150x150

“We come into this world, we live, and depart from it, without our thoughts being called specifically to consider how all of this takes place. And were it not for the exertions of some few inquiring minds who have looked into these things and ascertained the very beautiful laws and conditions by which we do live and stand upon the earth, we should hardly be aware that there was anything wonderful in it.” —Michael Faraday, “Lectures on the Various Forces of Matter,” 1859

Gallery 400 presents Things and Their Various Natures, a program of films concerning themselves with the idiosyncratic ways we come to know things, curated by Deborah Stratman. The screening accompanies Observer Effect, a show that examines how artworks incorporate processes akin to the scientific method as a means to examine and understand specific phenomena that exist in the world. 


  • Semiconductor, Do You Think Science..., 2006, DVD, 6:12 min.
  • Jacqueline Goss, The 100th Undone, 2001, DVD, 9:00 min. 
  • Terry Fox, The Children's Tapes, 1974, DVD, 29:36 min. (five minute excerpt)
  • Deborah Stratman, ...These Blazeing Starrs!, 2011, 16mm film, 14:14 min. 
  • Rachel Mayeri, Primate Cinema: Apes as Family, 2013, video, 11:00 min. 
  • Tacita Dean, Michael Hamburger, 2007, 16mm film, 28:00 min. 

Total Running Time: 74:02 min.

Image: Tacita Dean, Michael Hamburger, 2007, 16mm color anamorphic film, optical sound, 28:00 min. (still). Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris.