Solitary Acts #5

2015 | 00:05:25 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Body, Experimental Film, Food, Sexuality

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Wittnerchrome, Exacto Knife, Fishing Line, Sewing Machine

The filmmaker films herself practice kissing with a mirror. She recalls teenage memories of overconsumption, confusing oral fixations that are both sexual (kissing) and bodily (eating). She ends up eating the carrot she is masturbating with, and she feels a sense of cannibalism. The components of the background of the scene are broken down and filmed in extreme closeups. These wave and play with one another: when text is overconsumed it becomes the image by wiping it out, then the image becomes the fabric where the filmmaker physically attaches the film together with fishing line.

(attn: the print is silent, but the sound is turned on to hear the film crackling itself as in this video reference)

Prizes + Awards

Jury Award - Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, 2016

2nd Place- Unexposed, Durham, NC, 2016

Exhibitions + Festivals

2017, Flaherty NYC Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY, USA

2016, Academy Film Archive Presents: The Inscription of Experience – EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016, FIDMarseille - Focus - Marseille, France

2016, Edinburgh International Film Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland

2016, FILMADRID - Vanguards Competition - Madrid, Spain

2016, BAFICI - International Competition Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016, European Media Arts Festival - Osnabrück, Germany

2016, IFFR Tiger Competition Awards for Short Films, Rotterdam, Netherlands