Line Describing Your Mom

Michael Robinson

2011 | 00:05:53 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Found Footage, Image Processing

This is the new choreography of devotion, via the vlog of southern nightmares. This is the light that never goes out. This is the line describing your mom.

“… is a work absolutely worthy of its exceptional title. After a few moments watching a dance troupe position themselves in a dragon-like pose, Michael Robinson drops the beat with a fiery explosion and what sounds like a karaoke version of a Gloria Estefan song, leaving behind a throbbing pulse of green light which washes over the audience and helps pull one out from the heavy flicker of the dance troupe. It's a heavily layered, affecting work that recalls that initial moment of irrational fear after waking from a nightmare. It's definitely one of Robinson's best works, unquestionably meant for a large screen, and the festival could have gotten away with running the piece ten times in a row for its opening night.”

-– Doug McLaren, Cine-File


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New York Film Festival
New York, NY

Exhibitions + Festivals

Video Fest (formerly Dallas Video Fest), Dallas, TX, 2013

MIX New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival, New York, NY, 2013

Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, Canada, 2013

New York Film Festival 2011

Wisconson Film Festival 2011

IFF Rotterdam 2012, Whitney Biennial 2012

Media City Film Festival 2012

Images Festival 2012

Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012

SAW Media Art Centre (Ottawa) 2012