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Call Her Applebroog (Film, 2016)

Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.

Call Her Applebroog (Film, 2016)

ICA Miami and O Cinema presented the South Florida premiere of “Call Her Applebroog,” a 2016 documentary film by Beth B about her mother, renowned painter, sculptor, and filmmaker Ida Applebroog. Through a series of intimate interviews and memories culled from journals, Applebroog reflects on her career defined by a fearless investigation of power, gender, politics, and mass media, as well as her difficult yet formative early family relationships.

Ida Applebroog (b. 1929, The Bronx, NY) is the recipient of many awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Art Association.

Beth B is an interdisciplinary artist working in narrative, documentary and experimental films, videos, media, photography and sculpture installations for museums, galleries, public art spaces, theaters and television. Beth B’s career has been characterized by work that challenges society’s conventions, and that focuses on recasting and redefining concepts relating to the mind and body. Beth B has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Lannan Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, The Public Art Fund, and The Bohen Foundation, among others. She currently lives and works in New York.

Part of Idea 006: Defiant Subjectivities

In a world in which experiences are continuously quantified and plotted as information, in which projection models and risk assessments guide our behavior, in which PR and polls drive our politics, there are individuals who function unencumbered by the ubiquitous condition of data. They carve out unlikely and often defiant practices in a world that feels increasingly flattened into numbers and trend reports. Laura Lima, Renaud Jerez, Susan Te Kahurangi King, and Ida Applebroog, each with unique agendas and strategies, make a case for the continued significance of subjectivities that find in defiance a constitutive trait.

Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.
Image from Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami
Call Her Applebroog (2016) screening at O Cinema, presented by ICA Miami. Photo: Javier Sanchez.