Abigail Child

Is This What You Were Born For? 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 (Prefaces, Mutiny, Covert, Perils, Mayhem) (1987) 16mm, color & b/w, 46.75 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

IS THIS WHAT YOU WERE BORN FOR? is conceived as a way to bracket my ongoing film investigations in the context of the aggressions of the late Twentieth Century: the title is from an etching by Goya, part of the Disasters of War series. The work is in seven detachable parts, each of which can be viewed by itself for its own qualities. The films don't form a single line, or even an expanding line, but rather map a series of concerns in relation to mind, to how one processes material, how it gets investigated, how it gets cut apart, how something else (inevitably) comes up.

Rental: $500.00
16mm Rental: $500.00

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