Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present YOKO ONO: REMEMBERING THE FUTURE, presented in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art, which will be featuring a contemporaneous survey exhibition of the groundbreaking conceptual artist Yoko Ono’s work inside the museum.


The four works on view at UVP will not be on view inside the museum and are selections of early performance-based film works which have been scanned and transferred to high definition video.


YOKO ONO: REMEMBERING THE FUTURE will be on view from August 30-October 26, 2019 every Thursday – Friday, dusk to 11pm.


Join us Thursday, October 17 from 6:30-7:30pm during the Everson Museum’s Third Thursday event, for an informal Curator Conversation with Anneka Herre, director of Urban Video Project and faculty member of the Department of Transmedia in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Participants will be able to engage in open-ended discussion about the works that UVP presents.


About the Work

For YOKO ONO: REMEMBERING THE FUTURE, UVP will feature a selection of performance-based films which have been re-scanned and transferred to video, showcasing these film classics in high definition.


Each of the works center on the body – in all its vulnerability and ordinariness – intimately documenting the carrying out of seemingly simple performative premises. But as we watch, these simple gestures become by turns poetic, humorous, politically pointed, and profound.


FILM NO. 4 (BOTTOMS) [FLUXFILM NO. 16] (1966 | TRT: 6:23 | black & white film | silent) deals with the movement of the naked ‘bottoms.’


FREEDOM (1971 | TRT: 1:05 | color film | sound) is a feminist film, which is locked in the constraints of the bra.


EYEBLINK [FLUXFILM NO. 9 and 15] (1966 | TRT: 2:41 | black & white film | silent) is one of the most erotic films


FILM NO. 1 (MATCH PIECE) [FLUXFILM NO. 14] (1966 | TRT: 5:14 | black & white film | silent) is the profound measurement of life.



All Light Work UVP exhibitions are made possible through support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.





Presented in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art.


  • On View:

    August 30 - October 26, 2019
  • Times:

    Thursday - Saturday
    dusk to 11pm
  • Location:

    Urban Video Project
    Everson Museum Plaza
    401 Harrison Street
    Syracuse, NY

    Curator Conversation:
    Thursday, October 17
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