ELSA merdelamerdelamer + VIS A VIS

ELSA merdelamerdelamer + VIS A VIS

black and white, sound, 30 min
ELSA merdelamerdelamer Digital. B&W. 4 min. 2013. A smokey, punky and sexy chapter in the collectively made Feminist bio-drama, MamaDada about the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loring-hove, avant-garde ...

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ELSA merdelamerdelamer Digital. B&W. 4 min. 2013. A smokey, punky and sexy chapter in the collectively made Feminist bio-drama, MamaDada about the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loring-hove, avant-garde performance artist, sculptress and poet. This brief excursion is inspired by an event that was lost in development where Man Ray and Duchamp made a film of the Baroness shaving her public hair.

VIS A VIS Digital. B&W. 25 min. 2013. Inspired by Vertov's Lullaby from the 1930s, as well as by Warhol's Screen Test portraits and Frampton's Manual of Arms from the 1960s, vis a vis constructs black and white portraits into a set of Romances, a notebook of sexualities: s/m, lesbian, gay, straight, solo. The piece celebrates friends and divergent (d)alliances. Out of the past comes a vision of the future as a set of erotic possibilities.

Films

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    Ornamentals
    Experimental

    Ornamentals
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color, silent, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Dance
    • Music
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    Prefaces Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 1)
    Experimental

    Prefaces Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 1)
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color, sound, 9.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Music
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    Mutiny
    Experimental

    Mutiny
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color, sound, 9.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Ethnographic
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    Covert Action Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 4)
    Experimental

    Covert Action Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 4)
    Abigail Child

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Philosophical
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    Perils, Mayhem, Mercy
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Perils, Mayhem, Mercy
    Abigail Child

    16mm, black and white, sound, 126 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Perils Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 5)
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Perils Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 5)
    Abigail Child

    16mm, black and white, sound, 3.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Is This What You Were Born For? 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Prefaces, Mutiny, Covert, Perils, Mayhem)
    Experimental

    Is This What You Were Born For? 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Prefaces, Mutiny, Covert, Perils, Mayhem)
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 46.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
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    Mayhem Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 6)
    Experimental

    Mayhem Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 6)
    Abigail Child

    16mm, black and white, sound, 16.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
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    Both Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 2)

    Both Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 2)
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color, sound, 2 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Body
    • Erotic
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    Mercy Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 7)
    Experimental

    Mercy Is This What You Were Born For? (Part 7)
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Technology
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    B/Side
    Experimental

    B/Side
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 40 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Political / Social Activism
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    Below The New:  A Russian Chronicle
    Experimental

    Below The New: A Russian Chronicle
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color, sound, 30 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Ethnographic
    • Found Footage
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Political / Social Activism
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    Surface Noise
    Experimental

    Surface Noise
    Abigail Child

    16mm, color, sound, 18 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Found Footage
    • Philosophical
    • Political / Social Activism
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    Dark Dark
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Dark Dark
    Abigail Child

    16mm, black and white, sound, 16 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Films About Film
    • Literarature / Theater
    • Philosophical
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    Cake and Steak
    Experimental

    Cake and Steak
    Abigail Child

    color, sound, 10 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Children / Youth
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    Foreign Film Series
    Experimental

    Foreign Film Series
    Abigail Child

    color and b/w, sound, 45 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Films About Film
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    To and No Fro
    Experimental

    To and No Fro
    Abigail Child

    color and b/w, sound, 4.5 min
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    Mirror World
    Experimental

    Mirror World
    Abigail Child

    color, sound, 12 min
    • Structural
    • Literarature / Theater
    • Ethnographic
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    (If I can sing a song of) LIGATURES
    Experimental

    (If I can sing a song of) LIGATURES
    Abigail Child

    color and b/w, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    The Suburban Trilogy
    Experimental

    The Suburban Trilogy
    Abigail Child

    16mm, sound, 75 min
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    UNBOUND: Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley
    Experimental

    UNBOUND: Scenes from the Life of Mary Shelley
    Abigail Child

    DVD, color, sound, 70 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • History