Visible Inventory Six: Motel Dissolve
- Janis Crystal Lipzin |
- 1978 |
- 15 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
A space of time filled with moving ... the camera coolly surveys the interiors of motel rooms in which I stayed during semi-annual transcontinental auto trips. Superimposed over the screen image are the names of the towns in which the rooms are located and the car's odometer reading at each location. Otherwise, my homogenous accomodations lack locational cues. The sound track consists of two Gertrude Stein texts: American I Came and Here I Am and American Food and American Houses, both from 1935. The film counterpoints printed word, spoken text, and photographs giving the viewer the alternate options of reading, viewing and listening. Funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.
Exhibition: Third Int'l Avant-Garde Film Festival, London; Women in the Arts Conference, Pittsburgh.