Chiquitita and the Soft Escape
- Michael Robinson |
- 2003 |
- 10 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
"Chiquitita and the Soft Escape" began as an effort to prove nostalgia and sentimentalism to be purely mechanical processes but became an argument for the opposite through its assembly. Twin attempts at structuring images of home and loved-ones break down in the face of the romantic. The title refers to the ABBA song, whose reentry into my life sparked much of this questioning.
"The sublime moment quietly escapes and beauty balances, with a slight vibrato, on the head of a pin." -Chris Kennedy, IMAGES FESTIVAL
Official selection of the 2003 Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival in Chicago, the 2003 Experimental Cinema Exposition (TIE) in Colorado Springs, and the 2004 Images Festival in Toronto.