RAINER, Yvonne

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Description

Five Easy Pieces: Hand Movie, Volleyball (foot film), Rhode Island Red, Trio Film, Line
Five Easy Pieces is a compilation of five of Yvonne Rainer's early short films made between 1966 and 1969; 16 mm film

Yvonne Rainer made Hand Movie while confined to her hospital bed recovering from surgery. Characteristic of her minimal style, a single hand is presented against a plain background. The hand bends and twists, presenting all angles to viewers, and demonstrates the incredible flexibility of this body part.

Vollyeball is a volleyball rolling into the frame and coming to a stop. Then, two legs, seen from the knees down and attired in sneakers, enter the frame and stand beside the volleyball. A new angle is then cut to, yet still featuring the same characters and actions.

Rhode Island Red includes an interior of an enormous chicken coop, silently and in black and white. 

Trio is silent and in black and white. While in a white living room, a nude man and a nude woman interact with one another and a large ballon. 

Linen
is a silent and black and white film, a blond woman (Susan Marshall) is dressed in white pants and a shirt. She interacts with a moving round object and the camera, itself.

Date

1966-1969

Creator

RAINER, Yvonne
b. United States, 1934

Source

Museum purchase

Identifier

2018.014.001.001-005

Collection

Citation

RAINER, Yvonne and b. United States, 1934, “RAINER, Yvonne,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 3, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16654.