Existential Word Play

Existential Word Play

color and b/w, sound, 74 min
Compiled for Barbara Rosenthal's solo screening in Berlin at Lettretage - Das junge Literaturhaus in Feb., 2010, "EXISTENTIAL WORD PLAY" is a series of 34 zany shorts which all use text, speech, nonsense ...
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Compiled for Barbara Rosenthal's solo screening in Berlin at Lettretage - Das junge Literaturhaus in Feb., 2010, "EXISTENTIAL WORD PLAY" is a series of 34 zany shorts which all use text, speech, nonsense and bizarre audio to play with the notion that communication may not be possible at all, no matter how hard we try... Includes remastered works since 1982, plus four premieres: "Feet Handoff," "Rules," and the most harrowing two, "Push Me" and "Secret Codes." Four include German, and one Yiddish. Features Ola Creston, Sena Clara Creston, Bill Creston and the late poet Hannah Weiner, plus audio segments by German experimental composers DJ RoBeat and Brandstifter. The full program, and this DVD, comprise the following shorts, in this order: "Lettering Too Big", "Secret Of Life", "Nancy and Sluggo", "A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer", "Boggle", "Paths To Follow", "Words Come Out Backwards", "Quotation from Paul Gauguin, "This Is A", "Dog Recognition", "Postcards", "Rules/Regeln", "Space and Time", "World View", "Names and Faces", "Siddhartha", "Black and Silent", "Whispering Confession", "Secret Codes", "Push Me", "Burp Talk", "Daily News", "News To Fit The Family", "I Have a New York Accent", "Lying Diary/Provocation Cards", "Semaphore Poems", "News Wall", "Nonsense Conversation", "Society", "How Much Does the Monkey Remember", "Feet Handoff", "Pregnancy Dreams", and "Handwriting Analysis."

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    Pregnancy Dreams
    Experimental

    Pregnancy Dreams
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color and b/w, sound, 4 min
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    • Children / Youth
    • Family
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Nonsense Conversation and Other Shorts
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    Nonsense Conversation and Other Shorts
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 30 min
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    Daddy: Spider Story
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    Daddy: Spider Story
    Barbara Rosenthal

    black and white, sound, 2 min
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    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    Four Buggy Videos
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    Four Buggy Videos
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color and b/w, sound, 12 min
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    • Cameraless / Handmade
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    Two Physics Videos: "Space and Time" and "Some Balls Stick, Some Balls Fall"
    Experimental

    Two Physics Videos: "Space and Time" and "Some Balls Stick, Some Balls Fall"
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color and b/w, sound, 5 min
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    • Philosophical
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    33 Existential Video Shorts
    Experimental

    33 Existential Video Shorts
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color and b/w, sound, 73 min
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    Postcards & Other Shorts

    Postcards & Other Shorts
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color and b/w, 29 min
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    Helen Webster: Cancer and Self-Discovery
    Documentary
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    Helen Webster: Cancer and Self-Discovery
    Barbara Rosenthal

    black and white, sound, 28 min
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    • Body
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    Ola Writes the Alphabet
    Documentary
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    Ola Writes the Alphabet
    Barbara Rosenthal

    black and white, sound, 16 min
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    TALK-TALK: Six Videos About Spoken Communication
    Documentary
    Experimental
    Narrative

    TALK-TALK: Six Videos About Spoken Communication
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 12 min
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    I Have a New York Accent

    I Have a New York Accent
    Barbara Rosenthal

    1.5 min
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    Quotation from Paul Gauguin

    Quotation from Paul Gauguin
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 1.5 min
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    Handwriting Analysis

    Handwriting Analysis
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 4 min
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    American Denominations

    American Denominations
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 1.5 min
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    Space and Time

    Space and Time
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 1 min
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    Car Coming
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    Car Coming
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 1 min
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Two Humorous Architecture Videos

    Two Humorous Architecture Videos
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 17.5 min
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    Museum Board

    Museum Board
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 9 min
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    News Corral

    News Corral
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 9 min
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    Society
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    Society
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 6 min
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    • Philosophical
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    Bird Rescue
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Bird Rescue
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 10 min
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Philosophical
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    Dog Recognition
    Animation
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    Dog Recognition
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 2 min
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    • Ethnographic
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    Words Come Out Backwards When Spoken To Screen Left
    Animation
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    Words Come Out Backwards When Spoken To Screen Left
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 4 min
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    Barbara Rosenthal Contemplates Suicide

    Barbara Rosenthal Contemplates Suicide
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 13 min
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    Fly Bus Into Finland
    Documentary
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    Fly Bus Into Finland
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 4 min
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    Postcards

    Postcards
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 3 min
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    Dead Heat
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    Dead Heat
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 3 min
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    International Garbage

    International Garbage
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color
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    Secret Codes
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    Secret Codes
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color and b/w, sound, 5 min
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    Feet Handoff

    Feet Handoff
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 8 min
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    Hot and Cold Shakeup
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    Hot and Cold Shakeup
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 3 min
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    Rules
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    Rules
    Barbara Rosenthal

    black and white, sound, 3 min
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    • Philosophical
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    BzzClickSsshhTingle
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    BzzClickSsshhTingle
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 4 min
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    Push Me

    Push Me
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, 6.5 min
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    Push Me Pas de Deux

    Push Me Pas de Deux
    Barbara Rosenthal

    7.5 min
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    Toil of Three Cities/Liebesmueh
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    Toil of Three Cities/Liebesmueh
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color and b/w, sound, 16 min
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    "I'm Growing Up" Media-Morph Performance at Grace Exhibition Space, Bklyn, NY, April 16, 2013 Documentation Footage
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    "I'm Growing Up" Media-Morph Performance at Grace Exhibition Space, Bklyn, NY, April 16, 2013 Documentation Footage
    Barbara Rosenthal

    color, sound, 11 min
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    Barbara Rosenthal Describes Her Eyebrows (with Mitch Corber)
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    Barbara Rosenthal Describes Her Eyebrows (with Mitch Corber)
    Barbara Rosenthal

    2016, color, sound, 2 min
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