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Part of the series Dirty Looks at MoMA
Luther Price, How Deep Is Your Love?, performance, 2013
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Luther Price returns with his first performance in 8 years, How Deep Is Your Love?, a multi-media ice scream clown dance party at MoMA PS1. Revisiting his 1994 performance, Scary Transformations, Price will embody various clown personas, while a live-feed and source footage video installation fills the VW Performance Dome, building to a confectionary climax sure to chill to the bone.
Luther Price received a BFA in Sculpture and Media/Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he studied with Saul Levine. He is an experimental filmmaker whose work has been widely screened in and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Cinematheque. Shifting from original super 8 source material to 16mm found footage in the early 2000s, Price effected a shift in his practice which found the artist exhibiting slides and films to great acclaim at the 2012 Whitney Biennial. His early films often incorporate controversial subject matter, featuring the artist, performing in a variety of personas, while the more recent, 16mm film works have tended to test the physical threshold of celluloid, marring, painting and even burying reels as a means to corrode the surface materiality of film. Price is a professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is represented by Callicoon Fine Arts, NYC.