Walter and McBean Galleries
Outdoor Film Screening » Rock My Religion
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
6–9 pm » Utopian Benches Closing Reception | 7:30 pm » Film Screening
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
Join SFAI and the Walter and McBean Galleries in celebrating the closing of Francis Cape: Utopian Benches, including this special outdoor screening of Rock My Religion by artist Dan Graham.
Equal parts conceptual art collage, music video, and religious revival, Rock My Religion is a legendary document of underground rock music in the early 80's. Visual artist Dan Graham positions rock ‘n’ roll music and performance as having evolved out of religious worship, tracing a line back through the Shakers and other groups. Musician Patti Smith is the primary protagonist, and rock legends Jim Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Eddie Cochran make appearances. The screening is presented on Beta SP videocassette.
Rock My Religion, 1983
(black and white and color, sound)
Courtesy of Dan Graham