March 27th, NYC: Performance with W.M. Hunt “The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
The Unseen Eye: A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions…
A multimedia performance piece with W. M. Hunt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

W. M. “Bill” Hunt will recreate this unique performance piece suggested by the text for his book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious (Aperture, 2011). Hunt debuted A Life in Photographs and Other Digressions… last October when the book was launched.  Hunt, who is known for his wit and larger-than-life personality, has created a special performance piece suggested by his text from the book. This evening is one of information and digression, hopefully bringing to light many of the names and stories left out of the book.

This monologue, accompanied by projections and video, will be a rumination on his many years of collecting, on a life in photographs. Hunt has been a collector since his early years as an actor. He has been a fundraiser (Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund), a dealer (Ricco/Maresca Gallery and his own Hasted Hunt) as well as a writer and a teacher.

His book, The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious, presents a wonderfully idiosyncratic and compelling collection of photographs assembled around a particular theme: magical, heart-stopping images of people in which the eyes are obscured, veiled, or otherwise hidden. The gaze of the subject is averted. The pictures are characterized by what, at first glance, its subjects conceal, not by what the camera reveals.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York  [map]
(212) 505-5555

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