Donigan Cumming Videoworks: Volume 1

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Collection: Single Artist Compilations

Tags: Documentary, Photography, Portrait, Videoworks

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Donigan Cumming Videoworks: Volume 1

Utilizing a mix of documentary and improvisational styles, the portraits featured in these three videos highlight the often forgotten, the marginal, those on the edge of society. The portraits are equally grotesque, comic and tender, and Cumming’s photography is characteristically unblinking and relentless.

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A Prayer for Nettie
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A Prayer For Nettie dramatizes the death of an elderly woman who was Cumming’s photographic model from 1982 to 1993, presenting an improvised series of prayers and memorials for Nettie Harris by people who knew her, and some who did not. In its...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, diary, health, memory

Cut the Parrot
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The police phoned. They left a message on the machine. They said he was dead. The video unwinds through stories of sex for rent, unclaimed bodies, cigarette burns, and other monuments of life’s long run from wall to wall. Cut the Parrot is three...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: body, death and dying, diary, health, memory, mental landscape, performance

Donigan Cumming
1998 | 03:00
Karaoke
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An ailing, elderly man listens to a private performance in his room. The singing is a halting mix cross-cultural-Inuktitut and Country & Western. Transgressive and mesmerizing, Karaoke distorts the landscapes of sound and body. In Inukitut. This...

 

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: aging, diary, health, music