All Smiles and Sadness

1999 | 00:07:14 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Performance, Television

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McGuire constructs a murky black and white soap-opera world of endless, timeless, and placeless limbo, where the characters talk to each other entirely in clichés, bad poetry, and other contrite forms of speech — a short TV show in which nothing is resolved. The video culminates in an absolutely stunning monologue performance by legendary underground film and videomaker George Kuchar.

Prizes + Awards

Jury Prize, Thaw Festival, Iowa City, 2000

Premiere

New York Video Festival
New York City, NY
1999

Exhibitions + Festivals

Dallas Video Festival, 2000

 

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2001

 

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