Intolerance (Griffith, 1913)

Selections from 1994-2002

with Helen Mirra
Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 5:00pm

As an artist Helen Mirra's work occurs in film, sound, video, sculpture and text. Her recent show at Donald Young Gallery here in Chicago was ARROW, a video/sound work that is structured with the timing of a thunderstorm. For this piece she engaged a minor character in a well known film - the violent Babylonian tomboy from D.W. Griffith's Intolerance (1913).Her other recent shows have been at Francesca Kaufmann in Milan, Michael Hall Galerie in Vienna, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland. Tonight Mirra shows selections from film and video works made between 1994 - 2002, along with slides of related sculpture works.

Helen Mirra is Senior Lecturer in Cinema & Media Studies and the Committee of Visual Art at the University of Chicago.