THE ABOMINABLE FREEDOM (NEW YORK RE-ACTIVATION)
SCANNERS: THE 2006 NEW YORK VIDEO FESTIVAL [July 26 – 30 2006]
HOT STUFF: WILLIAM E. JONES, DARRIN MARTIN, AND TORSTEN ZENAS BURNS
Country: USA, Runtime: 100
SCREENING ON FRIDAY JULY 28TH 6PM - Walter Reade Theater/Lincoln Center
Artists in person
V.O. - William Jones, USA; 59m
In V.O. Jones appropriates imagery from 70s and 80s gay porn classics from directors such as Tom de Simone, Fred Halstead, and Joe Gage. (Everyone remembers Gage’s Kansas City Trucking Co., El Paso Wrecking Corp., and L.A. Tool & Die, right?) The imagery is then wedded to sound (and subtitles) borrowed from Jean Genet and art films by the likes of Renoir, Bunuel, and Debord. When the end credits roll and reveal all the source material that went into this delirious and magnificent creation, audience jaws will drop.
The Abominable Freedom - Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns, USA; 41m
Martin and Burns’s The Abominable Freedom is a completely different take on appropriation and sexuality (let’s call it failed utopian), and makes for a perfect complement to V.O. But don’t bring the kids! Full frontal nudity!!!
"Originally shot video and appropriated film weaves together a musical celebration of the flesh. An egg from the missing link holds a skeleton key to our educational future. On a parallel world, life coaches made of bone & fur activate televisual coursework including circular zooming studies, spectral-mating, and etheric birthing techniques. Manifest Destiny eludes its colonial past and takes refuge deep in our pagan libidinal nature." - T. Z. Burns and D. Martin
Posted by Torsten Zenas Burns at 6:01 PM