Dramatically Repeating Lawrence of Arabia

2004 | 00:14:43 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Film or Videomaking, Gender, Media Analysis

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Dramatically Repeating Lawrence of Arabia is a re-edit of David Lean’s 217-minute orientalist “classic” Lawrence of Arabia into a 15-minute hallucination of repeating masculinized poses, costumes and dramatic gestures. An algorithmic structure condenses and frame-by-frame remixes the original film into a cycling of divergence, convergence and momentary mirrorings. Stripped of narrational logic and image stability and combined with a re-mix of Maurice Jarre’s “Overture from Lawrence of Arabia,” Dramatically Repeating Lawrence of Arabia transforms a Hollywood representation of heroic colonialist history into an affect of melancholy.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Transmediale Festival (Germany), 2006

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2006

 

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