Nov 9-13, 2017

Is This What You Were Born For?

With Director Abigail Child

Run Time: 61 mins USA Language: English

IS THIS WHAT YOU WERE BORN FOR

Synopsis

“Abigail Child’s series Is This What You Were Born For? is one of the most assured and important projects to have emerged over the last decade. Constructing from and subverting a wide galaxy of source materials, these films are archeological digs into the very stuff, the conceptions, we are born into. Child decomposes the materials and gestures that would compose us. The films are charged with a startling and playful musicality and poetic and rigorous compression. Each image and sound cuts deep and works over time containing hidden and unhidden detonations working against the manufactured ambush that images have in store.” (Mark McElhatten)

Titles:

  • Prefaces  (Part 1, 1981, 10 min.)
  • Mutiny (Part 2, 1983, 10 min.)
  • Both (Part 3, 1988, 2 min.)
  • Perils (Part 4, 1986, 4 min.)
  • Covert Action (Part 5, 1984, 8 min.)
  • Mayhem (Part 6, 1987, 17 min.)
  • Mercy (Part 7, 1989, 10 min.)

Film Details

EXPERIMENTAL, USA, 1981-1989
DIRECTED BY ABIGAIL CHILD
RUNNING TIME: 61 MINS


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