Artists Steina and Woody Vasulka escaped the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia to find refuge in New York City. There, they founded the legendary art and performance gallery The Kitchen. Their groundbreaking installations were at the heart of New York’s art scene in the 1960s, where they shared wild nights with the likes of Andy Warhol, Laurie Anderson, Nam June Paik, and Candy Darling. Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir’s intimate portrait reintroduces the Vasulkas for a new generation, as the couple, now retired in Santa Fe, reckon with age, mortality, debt, and the future of their artistic archive.

Subjects: Art, Art and Culture, Video Art

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Director: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir

Executive Producer: Margret Jonasdottir

Producer: Margret Jonasdottir; Co-Producer: Radim Procházka

Cinematographer: Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, Arnar Thor Thorisson, Michael Timney

Editor: Jakob Halldorsson

Music: Hugar

Language: English

Country: Iceland

Year: 2019

87 minutes

DOC NYC