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Andrea Geyer, b.1971


Manifest features alternating clips of two performers who directly address the camera from an empty white space. Commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the video stems from Geyer’s research into the establishment of the museum, in particular into founder Grace McCann Morley and her belief in museums as integral to civil society and civic life. The script for Manifest draws from writings and lectures by Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, and Morley, as well as from those by more recent thinkers such as Wendy Brown, Jack Halberstam, and Fred Moten. Geyer also included references in response to the 2016 presidential election (which took place while Geyer was making the work) that called for museums to be sites of resistance and sanctuary.

MediumHD colour video, stereo sound
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2023
Edition1 of 3
Item NumberIMMA.4439
Copyright Image © the artist | Photography: Ros Kavanagh
For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Andrea Geyer, Manifest, 2017, HD colour video, stereo sound, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2023

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

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Andrea Geyer b.1971

Andrea Geyer (b. Freiburg, Germany, 1971) is an artist living and working in NYC. 

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