DECEMBER 7 + 8
Guest curated by Pablo de Ocampo
All My Life by Bruce Baillie [1966, 16mm, 3 min. ]
Footnotes to a House of Love by Laida Lertxundi [USA/Spain, 2007, 16mm, 13 min. ]
Four Seasons by Keren Cytter [Israel, 2009, video, 12 min. ]
Angst Essen / Eat Fear by Ming Wong [Singapore, 2008, video, 27 min. ]
Pussy on a Hot Tin Roof by George Kuchar [1961, 16mm, 4 min. ]
Footnotes to a House of Love
December 7th and 8th, 7:30 PM
Melodrama—the combination of the Greek word for music (melos) and the French word for drama (drame)—forms the core of this program, guest curated by Cinema Project co-founder Pablo de Ocampo. In each of these works, the artists pursue the melodramatic and use it as the basis for exploring cinematic narrative.
In Bruce Baillie’s drama without actors, All My Life, an Ella Fitzgerald song is juxtaposed with a slow, sincere gaze upon the blue skies of California. Keren Cytter’s Four Seasons is a series of deadpan, forlorn exchanges between a man and a woman in an apartment. In Ming Wong’s Angst Essen / Eat Fear, a reconstruction of Fassbinder’s 1973 film Ali, Fear Eats the Soul, Ming casts himself in all the roles, reflecting this narrative about identity and difference back on himself. Pussy on a Hot Tin Roof closes the screening as a brief epilogue from the long-standing master of kitsch and cult, George Kuchar. A short musical prelude and interlude will accompany the work in this program, check the website for more details later this fall.