April 16, 2020
Whitney Screens: Alex Da Corte’s Rubber Pencil Devil
Online, live-streamed on Vimeo
Friday, April 17, 7:00 pm
Engage with video art in the Whitney’s collection while you’re at home with our new series: Whitney Screens. Every Friday, we’re featuring special screenings of video works recently brought into the collection, all by emerging artists, in keeping with the Whitney’s long tradition of supporting artists at the beginning and during key moments of their careers.
Created for the 2019 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, Alex Da Corte’s Rubber Pencil Devil is composed of fifty-seven short films packed with references from pop culture—from childhood television icons like Mister Rogers and Sesame Street characters to queer icons like Peter Pan and Dolly Parton. Over the course of nearly three hours, Da Corte presents these familiar characters in very unconventional ways to consider ideas of vulnerability, empathy, and contemporary life.
This screening will present Rubber Pencil Devil in its entirety, with an introduction by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Initiatives.