EXHIBITIONS BY YEAR
Wendy Clarke: Love Tapes
26 March to 5 May 1981
New York Times Review of the exhibition
6 April 1981
One day Wendy Clarke began talking to herself on television, ''mostly about love, my elation with it, my problems with it, using myself as an arts resource,'' she said. Soon she became obsessed by the notion of getting everyone in the world, if possible, talking about love on videotape. Well, she hasn't quite taped the world yet, but she's recorded graduate students in Los Angeles, teen-agers in Staten Island, a group of close friends in East Harlem, adult students at the New School for Social Research, passers-by at the World Trade Center and in Hartford, battered women in Trenton, inmates of a New York City jail and a group of Hispanic New Yorkers, all of them chatting about love (with subtitles). Miss Clarke has 800 tapes now, a collection she calls, of course, ''The Love Tapes,'' and some of them can be seen and heard on two monitors in the Museum of Modern Art's Video Gallery between now and April 30. What's more, if you happen by the museum tomorrow and go wandering down the stairs to its auditorium level, you too can make a ''Love Tape,'' and become part of Wendy Clarke's world.
New York Times • Style • page 14 • 732 words