ENDURING ORNAMENT
2015 ABOUT FILMS GALLERY PRESS / AUDIO HOME
play film
 U.S. | 16mm to Video 14 min. Directed by MM Serra and Josh Lewis Sourced from five 16mm filmstrips found outside of a closing adult bookstore on New York's former sex district on 42nd Street in their first collaboration, the filmmakers make use of a salvaged contact printer and chemical alterations applied directly to the subsequent prints to transmute these patriarchal representations of female sexuality into a primordial, radically material celebration of bodily spectacle. Threaded throughout the film is the exuberant compound word poetry of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, giving voice to an immediate and transgressive consciousness.