Opening Friday, January 19th, at 6PM
On view through Friday, January 26th
As a part of our current exhibition, Pseudo- & Hetero-, a full screening of Barry Doupé’s The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important (2012) will be held on January 19.
“The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important explores the power structure within a failing Japanese glass factory. Two parallel storylines — one involving the investigation of a suspect employee, the other a stolen painting — converge in an exposition on gender and desire. Doupé’s computer-animated film has its characters rapidly evolve through three distinct acts, while subverting the dominant archetypes in the Japanese salaryman genre. The hierarchical relationship between boss and employees is undone to examine language, art, and expression.”
— Barry Doupé
* The film is 119 minutes in length, in Japanese with English subtitles.
* Doors will open at 6:00, and the screening will begin at 6:30.
Excerpts from The Colors that Combine to Make White are Important (2012) and Ponytails (2008), another computer-animated film by Doupé, are available on view through January 26.