Sharon Greytak

Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source (1982) 16mm, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Children & Youth

"Some Pleasure on the Level of the Source" follows a little girl as she jumps rope, colors a rectangle red, has her eyes covered, sits with her hands in her lap and pushes her hair back sultrily. Greytak's films utilize pictures and words in a haltingly additive fashionn. In the name of "focusing to perception an occurrence or incident that would narmally go unseen," she displays the incremental accumulations that make up meaning... they illustrate on both a literal and literary level certain theorectical texts concerning "the look,""the code,""filmic activity and the narrator/spectator relationship."--Barbara Kruger, Artforum Magazine;Jan 1984.

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Sharon Greytak

Five Experimental Short Films/Greytak (1984) VHS NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

(Shot on 16mm)

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Sharon Greytak

Hearing Voices (1990) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism, Psychology & Mental Health

"Greytak breaks down the categories that imprison people, suggesting the possibilities of what women and gay men have to offer each other-but also, realistically, acknowledging the limits of those possibilities. She suggests too that that which "scars" Erica, making her different, can become a source of strength and individuality." --Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times (Shot on 16mm)

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Sharon Greytak

Love Lesson, The (1995) VHS NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

I've always admired people who have the strength, determination and clarity to do things their own way. The way the two women make their own rules-and the idea of a young person with AIDS, someone doesn't perceive a support structure... what if someone who is just carving out their sexual identity, at that age when it's natural to be fearless, is faced with this? There's the tendency to put a light, positive spin on things in order to go on with life. But in reality, when you have to deal with the difficulties of daily life, that wears thin pretty fast. --S. G. (Shot on 16mm)

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Sharon Greytak

Losing It (2000) VHS NTSC, color, 90 min

Genre: Experimental

(Shot on 16mm) Losing It by award-winning director Sharon Greytak takes us on a cross-cultural world tour from New York to Siberia, Italy to Brazil and on to Hong Kong as she reveals the aspirations and realities of people living with physical disability. Through subjective interviews and an evocative visual style, Greytak who has used a wheelchair since childhood, weaves a personal journey of resilience, vulnerability and the struggle to carve out a sense of purpose and worth with physical, social and economic limitations. Individuals interviewed include two Russians, a man and a woman with cerebral palsy, from Siberia who speak about their struggle for independence and opportunity; a woman from Hong Kong who had a stroke and has gained great insights into the world of disability in Chinese society; Northern Italian artist, Marino Crivellari who, ten years earlier developed Wilson's Disease, a rare blood disorder, leaving his mental capacities perfectly intact, but his external body severely affected; two Brazilians: a post-polio woman who has sold candy car to car at the traffic light from her wheelchair for the past twelve years to support her son and mother, and the well-known writer Marcello Paiva who became quadriplegic from a diving accident twenty years ago;an American woman living with post-polio who battled severe social and family prejudice when she entered an interracial marriage and had children.

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