PAMM presents a screening of Judith Barry’s Casual Shopper (1980-81). Following the screening, Barry will be in conversation with PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander, and take questions from the audience.
Informed by conventions of Hollywood film and television commercials, Judith Barry’s Casual Shopper (1980-81) presents a female protagonist wandering through a seemingly endless array of product displays. The woman both follows and is followed by a male figure, who appears to exist somewhere between reality and fantasy, within a carefully structured and intoxicating elevator-music-filled department store. The piece conflates romantic desire with consumer desire, as both figures perpetually search.
Following a screening of the 28-minute video in the auditorium, Judith Barry will be in conversation with PAMM Chief Curator and Deputy Director Tobias Ostrander, followed by a Q&A.
Space is limited. Reserve seats by pre-purchasing tickets here.
*Tickets are non-refundable and must be redeemed by 7pm. Unredeemed tickets may be issued to stand-by guests.