Media Arts Program
 


Saturday, November 1, 2003

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Experimental Television Center and New York State Council on the Arts

SHELLY SILVER: REHEARSING DEATH: GETTING TO THE END

Presented at:
Hallwalls

SHELLY SILVER: REHEARSING DEATH: GETTING TO THE END
SHELLY SILVER: REHEARSING DEATH: GETTING TO THE END

Artist Shelly Silver will introduce her latest work, suicide (70 min., 2003), a narrative fiction in the guise of an autobiographical video diary. Using silence, revelatory direct address, and images pulled from various travelogues, Shelly herself acts as the protagonist Amanda, a woman contemplating ending her life as a form of revenge. Preceded by Fred Pelon’s THE DUTCH ACT (24 min., 2001), a work that meditatively presents threads from suicide newsgroups and listserves, and grapples with the possibility of using the internet as a safe haven. Part documentary, part deeply personal revelation, both of these videos reveal just to what extent individuals will attempt to communicate and connect.

SUICIDE (Shelly Silver 70min, 2003) THE DUTCH ACT (Fred Pelon 24min, 2001)


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