Borrowing its title from a literary genre, the film acknowledges the indeterminacy of both fiction and the self.
Noir elements are reduced to deadpan gestures under bright California sunlight. Field recordings made in New Zealand are heard as women speak with each other about motherhood, abortion, breakups and anxiety. A civil rights parade moves slowly down a street. Bodies appear in states of weariness, injured or at rest, while songs by Irma Thomas and Goldberg evoke the passing of time and an uncertain future.
USA, Spain, New Zealand, 2020
14 minutes, Colour
Session start at 1pm. Booking can be done here or come on the day, subject to availability!
All screenings take place in Gallery 18.
Further information on other films in the programme can be found on our What’s On page.
About our film series
Our film series explores subjects that resonate with modern and contemporary art practice and visual culture.
Our film series explores subjects that resonate with modern and contemporary art practice and visual culture. Each film is introduced and is followed by further discussion led by Alice Butler, co-curator of aemi.