Free screening: THE BERNADETTE CORPORATION, Get Rid of Yourself

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/10/2007 - 22:12.
04/11/2007 - 18:30
04/11/2007 - 19:30

The question "Am I possible?" is the beating heart of Get Rid of Yourself, and it echoes throughout Bernadette Corporation's existence on the borders of fashion and art.  The group is influenced by Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren, and Jean-Luc Godard. They are also interested in new immigrant cultures surrounding their loft "headquarters" on the Bowery in New York City. Bernadette Corporation's interventionist projects function as a critique of our global culture, which constructs identity through consumption and branding.

This "anti-documentary" 61 minutes long and made in 2003 combines footage of rioting at the 2001 G-8 summit in Genoa with performances by Chloe Sevigny, Werner von Delmont and members of the Black Bloc anarchist group. Get Rid of Yourself aligns itself with nascent forms of political resistance within the anti-globalization movement. It uses the Black Bloc's words and images to portray the fight over globalization as a fiction, a space for losing oneself on purpose.

Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 PM
Cleveland Institute of Art, Aitken Auditorium
(film will be preceded by a brief introduction by Ellen Rudolph, independent curator and CWRU MA candidate)

Admission is free.


Cleveland Institute of Art, Aitken Auditorium
11141 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH
United States
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