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Beyond the Body: Orlando Presents 'Eva Hesse' (2016)


Orlando presents Marcie Begleiter’s documentary EVA HESSE (Zeitgeist Films, USA, 2016, 108 min). This is a rare opportunity to see a fantastic film that – aside from a short run at the ICA in 2016 – has not been seen widely in the UK. The screening marks the first event in an ongoing series of happenings. These events are all loosely related to the next print issue of the magazine, Issue 03: Beyond the Body, and all ticket sales will go towards raising funds for this forthcoming publication.

American artist Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is renowned for the work she made using diverse materials such as rope, latex, and fibreglass, as well as multiple graphic drawings and paintings. Working predominantly within the decade of the 1960s, the level of Hesse’s development and productivity has few parallels. Intricate and complex, the nature of her oeuvre itself defies simple categorisation. ‘EVA HESSE’ is the first feature-length appreciation of her life and work. The film deepens the understanding of this extraordinary artist, not only in terms of her ground-breaking work, but also the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements. With new interviews, high quality footage of artwork, and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagery, the documentary not only traces Hesse’s path but engages in a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960s New York and Germany.

Limited £16.50 tickets are also available, which include a copy of Orlando Issue 02.
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Orlando is an annual print magazine and online platform that advances art, culture and sociopolitics through the lens of feminism and gender fluidity. The basis of the publication is not singular or individualistic, instead prioritising an intersectional and polyphonic discourse that is liberated, critically engaged and free from commercial interest.