Part of the Mattress Factory’s Greer Lankton Archive, the films provide an intimate look into Lankton’s early private life. Among the films are footage from a family Christmas, candid interactions with friends and stop-motion animations of her famed dolls. When viewed in conjunction with the archival materials on display, the films offer a more complete picture of one of the most influential creators in the East Village art scene of the 1980s.
Curator Margery King will speak about Lankton’s life and works to add context to the films. The event will also showcase some of the Mattress Factory’s archival pieces not currently on display. Drinks and light bites will be provided.
The films will be on display in the museum lobby, June 4-9, and will be free to view with museum admission.
*Some films contain strong sexual content and may not be appropriate for children.