SEGMENT: Collier Schorr in "Loss & Desire"

From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 2 (2003)

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September 10, 2003

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"Gender, religion, nationality—they’re all sort of things that are in flux in my work," comments Collier Schorr, pointing out the ambiguity that is so important to each image. Filmed taking pictures of a wrestling practice and match, Schorr captures the physical exhaustion and camaraderie of her subjects. Shifting to the subject of art history, Schorr's images of her male model and friend, Jens, dramatize poses made by American painter Andrew Wyeth's female model Helga. The segment ends in Germany where Schorr recreates a fictionalized military occupation of the landscape, bringing to the surface the personal histories buried and repressed by war.