Fever Freaks

2017 | 00:08:18 | Canada / United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: AIDS/HIV, Death and Dying, LGBTQ, Literature

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A detective is hired to find the original copy of a lost ancient book. The book recounts the tale of a plague. A form of radiation, unknown at the present time, activates a virus. The virus affects the sexual and fears centers in the brain and nervous system, fear is converted into sexual frenzies which are reconverted back into fear, the feedback leading in many cases to a fatal conclusion.

Fever Freaks manipulates and re-edits individual frames from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1974 film Arabian Nights to illustrate a passage of William S. Burroughs’ 1981 book Cities of the Red Night.

Music by Ben Lamar Gay

Musicians: Ben Lamar Gay, Joanna Wiesbrock, Isaiah Spencer

Music Recording: Todd Carter at Bel Air Studios

Sound mix and mastering: Lou Mallozzi 

Original Text: Cities of the Red Night by William S. Burroughs (1981) 

Original Image: Il Fiore delle Mille e una Notte by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1974)

Thanks to Abbas Hyderi, Casey Puccini, Roger Brown Residency, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago