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films & video

short films and videos made between 1973 and 1977. Shown variously at Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Castelli gallery, etc.

SUB ROSA

rosa

Sub Rosa A woman, Susan Brockman, sits motionless in a red room. The camera crawls by, from left to right, as a patch of light moves at the same speed from right to left. The soundtrack is familiar movie suspense music. Nothing happens. 12 minutes 1974 16mm

 

sub install

Sub Rosa – photographs derived from film installated at Verelst Poirier gallery, Antwerp, Belgium 1974

 

DEAD LETTER

dead

David Warrilow plays a man imprisoned for accidentally killing his father while attempting to shoot a letter.
The prison is the man's mind, and his thoughts and memories are played out in unlikely costumes and with strange visitors. The man recalls his pet bird's sweater.
16 mm. 1977, 20 minutes

 

igor

Right, Igor Josza, as the waiter, brings the man a glass of wine.

bernd

Bernd Becker, as the man's father, whistles while making little farting noises with his hands, shortly before he is shot.

 

napoleon
poppy

table

Two televisions sit in chairs on either side of a table. The talking heads on each screen turn and speak to each other in rhythmically synchronized patterns.Napoleon, on the left screen speaks only in the past tense. The right screen speaks only in the future tense. They talk of Napoleon's advance, taking, and ultimate retreat from Moscow. players: david Warrilow & poppy Johnson. 30 mins. 1975

 

SUNSET SONATA

dusk

Three arched windows overlook the Hudson river at sunset. As the sun gets lower in the sky each window moves through positions: closed,1/4 open, 1/2 open, 3/4 open, open. 180 slides on three synchronized projectors rotate continuously.

 

NIGHT VERSION

NIGHT

 

EMIT T TIME

TWINS

SUPER 8 film 5 minutes 1970