Bruce Conner: REPORT
1227 North Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038
Apr 30, 4 PM - 7 PM — ends Jun 25, 2022
In the nearly 60 years since the broadcasted assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Kohn Gallery presents REPORT (1963-67) by the late Bruce Conner (1933-2008). A fundamental work in the trajectory of 1960s avant-garde film, REPORT underscores an analysis of the ineffectuality of media, further channeling a distinct parallel to present-day media consumption. In the film, Conner documents the zeitgeist of the Kennedy era and reconstructs his tragic death utilizing fragmented newsreel footage and live radio transmissions in combination with manipulated film leader. His masterful assemblage of visceral and auditory elements, not only contemplate the event but act as a vehicle for critique of the media’s complicity in the posthumous consumerism that followed.