Join NYPL on March 12 for a fascinating conversation with Deborah Martin Kao and Gary Schneider and catch a glimpse of Schneider’s Portrait Sequences 1975—a series of works that transforms how we see the human body.
“In 1975 I began working on a film that looked at the body and face in close-up. I used a still camera to storyboard and soon realized that the sequences did not need to be made into a film. When exhibited they comprised as few as one image and as many as sixteen. Unlike cinematic linear progression these sequences could be read from left to right or the reverse or episodically. It was factual as well as metaphorical, and also dealt with a private exchange between my subject and myself, that could then be made public. These remain essential aspects of my work…”