Hobart

35mm , black and white, silent, 13 min
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"Based on a surrealist novel by Boris Vian, a woman suffers from the ailment of a lotus flower growing in her lung. This near silent, near narrative section from Stracke's feature 'Circle's Short Circuit' ...

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"Based on a surrealist novel by Boris Vian, a woman suffers from the ailment of a lotus flower growing in her lung. This near silent, near narrative section from Stracke's feature 'Circle's Short Circuit' appears shredded, offering suggestions of gesture, intimations of emotions, and lost articulations. Fragments of a story dispersed in a timeless ether. Shot in Willamsburg, Brooklyn, even in the Mayonnaise tanks of the old Galapagos Art Space." -CS



Shortly after completing Circle's Short Circuit (1999), Stracke disassembled the footage from a section originally shot on 35mm, then re-edited it into this experimental short. As a nod to Joseph Cornell's celebrated found footage film, Rose Hobart (1936), Stracke approached the material 'with forced objectivity, as if the film maker would not have shredded his own work, but rather an old exotic adventure flick from the 30's'(Bangkok Experimental Film Festival).

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