Clown by Luther Price


Rental Format(s): Super 8mm, 24 fps

FANTASTIC .....ANOTHER BRIGHT CLEAR DAY .............THE SKY IS JUST THICK BLUE ......AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN...."CLOWN" 1990-2002...LUTHER PRICE ....SUPER 8 COLOR SOUND FILM..........now here ,....siting in my bongalou on the beach in revere .........many years later with my three boy cats ..............i find myself in the situation i always knew .............my peaceful thoughts surround me now ..........my cats sleep 17 hours a day .....but the rest of the waking day ,,,makes up for that and more ,,,,,,,im like them and that too...........i wanted to talk a bit about "clown"...1990- 2002.................i found the mask at a thrirft store in CAMBRIDGE ...........WHERE I WAS LIVING IN THE 90'S .......IT WAS 1990...........I BOUGHT THE MASK AND BROUGHT IT HOME ...........PUT IT ON IN THE MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM ...........AND STARTED TO SAY ''FUCK IT SUCK IT"................AND CHASED MY FRIEND ,LISA OUT OF THE HOUSE ..............I BOUGHT SOME SUPER 8 COLOR SOUND FILM ............AND PLANNED A WEEKEND AT MY PARENTS HOME ON THE BEACH ......THE BACK YARD HAD A SEA WALL.....THIS MADE A BRILLIANT AND MOST WONDERFUL STAGE TO WORK WITH THE HORIZON AND CHANGING SKY.................I HAD WORKED THIS WAY BEFORE , WITH ''WARM BROTH '' AND ''GREEN''...............THE LANDSCAPE ........WAS ALWAYS AMAZING AND WAITING .................so ,.....in the back of my parents home on the ocean .........i filmed my clown chapters ...............they began with the idea of filming ''CLOWN'' CHARACTERS IN ON SUPER 8 COLOR SOUND 3MIN CARTRIDGE ..........SHOT AT 24 FRMS................SO , IN CAMERA ...I WANTED TO MAKE A SEEM LESS IN CAMERA STORY ''CLOWN''...........THIS IDEA WENT ON FOR A WHILE ...........THE SCREAMING CLOWN CAME ABOUT BECAUSE WE WERE HAVING A SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR ''ARREA'..........SHE WAS ONLY A VERY SMALL CHILD BUT WE ALL GOT IN CLOWN DRAG ..........AND HID WHEN SHE CAME IN WITH HER MOTHER AND SURPRISED HER ,......WITH CAKE / CONFETTI AND BALLOONS ....................SHE WAS AFRAID AT FIRST...............BUT SHE KNEW IT WAS US .......................I HAD DEVELOPED THE SCREAMING CLOWN FOR THAT ,....HER BIRTHDAY.....................as time went on ,................and i had a SUPERB 8 PRINT MADE OF THE FILM......I CONTUED TO FILM MORE CHAPTERS ............I COMPLETED THE FILM IN 2002......................A SUPER 8 SOUND COLOR FILM .............IN SOME OF THE OTHER CHAPTERS ,..I MAY HAVE TAKEN THINGS A BIT FAR ...BUT THATS OK ..........HAVE A NICE DAY ............../ BUT OH ...............HOW I MISS SUPER 8 COLOR SOUND FILM..............I'D SUCK A DICK FOR A BRICK ....................OF FILM...........LUTHER PRICE

Images courtesy of the artist, Anthology Film Archives, and Callicoon Fine Arts, NY

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