Alan Sondheim

Mexico Laura (1984) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Psychology & Mental Health

This film deals with the eroticization of memory in relation to "Laura" in Mexico. Different sections are concerned with different or varying presentations of the same material. Towards the end, Mexico begins to dominate. The visuals are taken from a 1950s travelogue film that is interspersed with the "ideal tango" music and a voiceover pointing out, through the adoption of a "poeticized Anglo voice," the inherent stereotypicality present. Instead of operating with a direct politics, however, the work hovers between issues of feminine and political space. The individual sections -- as so much of my work at this time -- reinforce and/or contradict each other, each seeming to take the film in a different direction.

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