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Artists Marina Abramovic, Sigalit Landau, Shirin Neshat & Katharina Sieverding have been politicized by experiences with war, violence and suppression and integrated them into their work, using the most personal feature available: their own bodies.
The June Bride is not your ordinary bar. And former Yakuza mobster Tatsuya Shindo is about the furthest thing from your ordinary pastor. After Shindo falls into a life of crime and repeated imprisonment he finds that religion is his ultimate ticket to redemption.
Lifted examines a form of body modification known as suspension, a practice that hangs the human body from hooks pierced through the flesh in various places on the body. The world of suspension becomes accessible as independent practitioners and suspension groups share the history, meanings and beliefs attached to suspension, as well as, discuss the future of this growing practice.
Tracing back more than 2,000 years to the Pacific Islands, tattoo is an ancient art form that began as a rite of passage for Polynesians and has become a form of expression for people worldwide. Featuring traditional tattooing ceremonies, compelling interviews, and a breathtaking collection of tattoo body art, Skin Stories traces the roots of tattoo, highlighting individual stories and the evolution of cultural traditions in the Pacific.
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtCollection is comprised of over 6,000 culturally and historically diverse artworks. It is a learning resource for the region and supports the teaching curriculum of Willamette University. The collection contains works from the ancient Mediterranean and Egypt, paintings and decorative arts from Asia, paintings and prints from 18th- and 19th-century Europe and America, with a particular focus on historic and contemporary regional artwork from the Northwest and traditional Native American baskets. Type in a wordin the Search Box to find digital versions of these objects. (Try Portrait)
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) N6811.5.A27 M38 2012
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic has been redefining art for nearly forty years. Using her body as a vehicle, she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A3 G485 2012
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl, His investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D7 P5 1998
A modern-day Japanese woman's life experiences are inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a female courtier who lived during the Heian Dynasty in 10th century Japan, and her father's relationship with his publisher.
Call Number: MOH AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S87 M65 2011
Leonard Shelby is searching for the man who raped and murdered his wife. He survived, but developed a mind block due to the attack. He can remember everything from before, but memories of anything that followed come and go every few minutes.