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Daria Martin

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Guy de Cointet, Geoffrey Farmer, Janice Kerbel, Daria Martin, Judy Radul, Ulla von Brandenburg at Catriona Jeffries Gallery October 28th, 2011 - December 3rd, 2011
Posted 12/7/11

I had a lot of questions going into this exhibition, and I mean that quite literally. How should I walk? Where do I stand? What do I look at? How do I act? Opting for immediate retreat I bolted for the dark confines of the film theatre to view Daria Martin’s Minotaur, 2006, a short film featuring choreographer Anna Halprin’s interpretation of Rodin’s same-named sculpture. The pair of grappling dancers serpentine through the robustly erotic allegory. (A note: this film was scored by electronic/p... [more]

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Daria Martin at Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) October 3rd, 2009 - February 7th, 2010
Posted 1/18/10

        Daria Martin’s Minotaur (2008) is as much a fetishization of the stuff of film as it is a fetishization of the age-old tale of a monster that devours young maidens. The choice to work in 16mm film cannot go unnoticed. Even in the realm of film, as opposed to video, it sticks out-- with its roughly squarish shape and fuzzy, rounded edges when projected. Maybe this film stock is what gives it the distinct feel of a movie made by an auteur when they were still in film school. Maybe it is... [more]

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