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Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) presents Marnie Weber’s A Western Song

Submitted by on December 2, 2012 – 8:10 am

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles MOCAtv presents Marnie Weber’s A Western Song as part of the West Coast Video Art series directed and edited by Peter Kirby. In the film Weber discusses her transition from performance work to video and her inspiration for making A Western Song. The film debuts on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 10am PST on MOCAtv.

Marnie Weber, A Western Song, 2007. Production still by Greg Wilken. Courtesy of the artist and Marc Jancou Contemporary.

MOCAtv’s West Coast Video Art is a new and original series, featuring interviews and rarely seen works by seminal video artists including Eleanor Antin, Skip Arnold, Chris Burden, Ant Farm, Ulysses Jenkins, Martha Rosler, Ilene Segalove, John Sturgeon, and Marnie Weber. This series is produced, directed and edited by Los Angeles based Peter Kirby of Media Art Services.

Each segment features an interview with the artist, discussing how they made the work, the thinking behind the work, and what the social and artistic atmosphere was like at the time the work was made. West Coast Video Art presents a unique opportunity to view these video works, most of which are not available on the web, and to see and hear the artist in dialogue.

Stay connected with the West Coast Video Art series by becoming a MOCAtv subscriber today. Don’t miss the upcoming films in the series with Chris Burden and John Sturgeon.

About MOCAtv
MOCAtv, which launched October 1, 2012, is a new online contemporary art video channel, and a digital extension of the education and exhibition program of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). MOCAtv is the first and only dedicated art channel to be part of YouTube’s original channel initiative announced October 2011, and one of fourteen new, original channels that make up YouTube Education, a collection of more than 700,000 videos on a wide range of educational topics from math to science, history to geography. MOCA is the first contemporary art museum to associate with a major media company in an online video-programming venture of this scale, and the new channel will feature curated, original and acquired videos to inform, educate and engage the global, online audience about contemporary art and its intersection with film, video, music, performance, dance, music, comedy, and more. – www.moca.org

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