Final Thoughts, Series One

2007 | 01:23:00 | English | Color | Stereo

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Autobiography, Film or Videomaking, Gender, History, Language, Performance

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I just got this tattoo--you can see it's still healing, the edges are raised like some sort of fancy business card--to mark the completion of this, Series One of my on-going project, Final Thoughts. So, on one wrist, facing fistward, a skull and, on the other, still tender and healing, a ghost. Let them be the mascots for the series, little cartoony avatars.

Here it is then, Final Thoughts, Series One in nine episodes. Episode One, Anthology of American Folk Song, is an updated version of Angels in America. Episode Two, Ghosts of Gay Porn, is a musical interlude, an homage to Gordon Lightfoot, a rememberance of things nonexistent. In Ask the Insects, Episode Three, the schoolyard is introduced to the graveyard. Episode Four is a remake of Bunuel's Land Without Bread. Episode Five, Picnic, is a collaboration with Dani Leventhal, and all of nature (with bits of culture). Episode Six, Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp), presents some New Year's resolutions. Episode Seven, My Rectum is not a Grave (To a Film Industry in Crisis), asks what Jesus would do if he had a Bolex. Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love, Episode Eight, is a desktop video in five parts. And, finally, Episode Nine, Election Defeat, takes us back to our awkward high school years in Toledo, Ohio.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Whitney Biennial, 2014

Migrating Forms Festival of Film and Video, 2009