Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I'M NOT DEAD


So, it has admittedly been 2 and a 1/2 months since I've updated. I apologize; I'm not dead, I haven't given up on this blog or the accompanying website, and in all honesty, I have no excuses. I've just been keeping myself entertained with things other than watching movies for a while (a shocker to those who know me in real life), and have watched maybe three movies in the last two months (Prehysteria 2, Pierrot le Fou, and I rewatched Sweet Movie to write a paper on it for a class that might end up on here, eventually). But, the translation of the long awaited article on Mario Mercier originally by Frederick Durand has been sent my way and once I do a final edit that'll be up on the website. Plus I plan to actually start watching movies and writing about them again soon. In the meantime, here's a couple of video art pieces I've made in the last few months:

PLACER DE GEMIDOS


Placer De Gemidos, as the title suggests, is a structural deconstruction of Jess Franco's brilliant film Gemidos de Placer (which I reviewed back here). My intention was to retain Franco's oneiricism, but flatten the narrative in a way that allows both "everything all at once" as well as drawing attention to the structural way Franco constructed his original film (which I speak about in my review).

THE BAMBI WOODS ENIGMA


This is an extension/re-imagining of a novella/zine I wrote about a year back, where I offer apocryphal explanations for porn-star Bambi Woods' disappearance (for the record, she has possibly shown up again: Debbie Does Dallas: The Bambi Woods Interview). It's aim is essentially to create a mythology of terror, to some extent. And to give credit where credit is due, the structure of the film owes much to the early shorts of Peter Greenaway.

Anyway, that's just some of what I've been up to lately, hopefully I'll be back with a more relevant update soon!