The Lamps

Shelly Silver

2015 | 00:04:14 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Animals, Art History, Feminism, LGBTQ, Poetry

The Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven né Plotz, was an unsung member of the Dada Movement. A poet, artist, runaway, and all around public provocateur; she actively did not fit into her historical moment, and like most misfits, suffered for it. As with many women artists throughout history, her cultural legacy has been obscured and in some instances appropriated into the oeuvres of better known male peers.

THE LAMPS details her trip to the Naples Archeological Museum in the early 1900’s where she breaks into 'Il Gabinetto Segretto,' a secret room filled with erotic objects from Pompeii.

The Baroness is not a futurist. She is the future. Marcel Duchamp


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Prizes + Awards

Best Experimental Short film, OUTFEST, Los Angeles, 2015


Los Angeles

Exhibitions + Festivals

slought Foundation, Philadelphia, 2015

Simon Preston Gallery, New York, 2015

DESE/Beijing, China, 2015

Anthology Film Archives, 2014

Ann Arbor Fim Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014

11th Queer City Cinema Internatinoal Film Festival, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2014

Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France, 2013

Jihlava International Documentary Festival, Czech Republic, 2013

MARFICI/Documentary Competition, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2013

Platinum Section, OUTFEST, Los Angeles, CA, 2013