Whole Grain: Meandering Toyhood

Still of an animation of a closeup of a black woman whose eyes are rolled looking upward, and whose mouth is open. Yellow and red lines silhouette her head.
Still image from Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy Headed People (1984) by Ayoka Chinzera.

Join us in person on Thursday, March 3, at 6 pm, for a screening of live action and stop-motion animated shorts selected and presented by exhibiting artist Lauren Kelley, whose work is currently on view on the Mezzanine in Lauren Kelley: Location Scouting. The banality, toys, and Technicolor dioramas employed in these works helped influence Kelley’s own off-kilter style and experimental narratives.

The program includes:

  • Hungry Hungry Hippoes (dirs. Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, 2007, 4 min, 20 sec.)
  • Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy Headed People (dir. Ayoka Chinzera, 1984, 10 min.)
  • Hoola Boola (dir. George Pal, 1941, 9 min.)

About Whole Grain

The Tang Teaching Museum’s series Whole Grain explores classic and contemporary work in experimental film and video. Whole Grain is programmed by Assistant Director for Engagement Tom Yoshikami. All events are free and open to the public.

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Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.