The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

UCLA / ARMAND HAMMER MUSEUM | 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
CA-90024 Los Angeles

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A screening of Get Rid of Yourself (2003), an original film by the Bernadette Corporation, followed by a discussion with group members.

Filmed during the riots at the 2001 G8 counter-summit in Genoa, Italy, Get Rid of Yourself is an experimental propagandistic film about the return of political activism. Illustrating new forms of protest emerging within the anti-globalization movement, the work aligns itself with the anarchist Black Bloc in order to explore themes of anonymous community. Screened throughout Europe, Get Rid of Yourself features performances by Stephan Dillemuth and Chloë Sevigny.

Following its inception in a Manhattan nightclub in 1994, Bernadette Corporation began organizing DIY social events that evolved into unauthorized art carnivals in SoHo parking lots, and fashion events on public access television. Other recent works include a fashion label, the magazine Made in the USA, the film Hell Frozen Over,(2000), and the collective novel, Reena Spauldings, which was published in 2004.


The Bernadette Corporation: Get Rid of Yourself / Screening & discussion
Apr 27, 7pm

Bernadette Corporation, Stephan Dillemuth, Chloë Sevigny, Reena Spaulings