A Spy in the House that Ruth Built

1989 | 00:30:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Family, Feminism, Gender, Humor, Performance

add to cart
add to wish list

Thinking of herself as a spy assigned by the female sex, Green reinterprets baseball’s symbolism—its womblike landscape, its cycles and rituals—and constructs an iconography that pays homage to the female. In one magnificent montage, numerous phallic symbols pass by as Green sees the real purpose of the game: baseball is the only sport about returning home—and where is home...? In a mother’s belly. With humor and irony, Green creates a tape that is both a personal revelation and a heretical portrait.