DAREDEVILS

2013 | 01:25:08 | United States | English | 4:3

Collection: Interviews

Tags: Death and Dying

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A portrait of risk and language, DAREDEVILS, presents the experimental narrative of a writer as she interviews a well-known artist and feels the reverberations of their discussion throughout her day. Visually spare, still and verbose, the video considers three formal handlings of language—a dialog, two monologues and a song.

Starring KimSu Theiler, Flora Coker and Adam Robinson, shot by Matthew Thompson, and featuring the voices of Susan Howe and Jenny Graf, DAREDEVILS constructs a metaphor of an artist’s life and work as daredevilry.

The piece sits gently between video art, narrative and poetic essay. The classic rising action, climax and denouement are sculpted, not by cause and effect, but by the subtle movements to and from understanding that are inherent in conversation. Bubbles of intimacy are blown and popped, begin to be blown again.

— Stephanie Barber

Prizes + Awards

2013 - Athens International Film Festival - 3rd Prize in Feature Narrative

Premiere

New York Film Festival: Views From the Avant-Garde
New York, NY
2013

Exhibitions + Festivals

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Anthology Film Archives, New York City

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