Tr'Cheot'My P'y

Rental Format(s): 16mm film / Digital File / Super 8mm, 24 fps

TR'CHEOT'MY P'Y is a three-and-a-half minute hiccuping audio news segment to which footage from many sources is loosely choreographed. The film is intended as a portrait of the body and embodiment, systems of information and representations of the body itself.

As the creamy-voiced news announcer trips over news items in and out of sync with the background beat, the visuals are treated in such a way as to reduce the complexity of individual gesture and action to a simple and finite set of rather robotic movements. In this way, there is then little difference between the rhythm of the pornographic sexual encounter and that of the cartoon sports characters, implying a lack of difference in the potential meaning of these individual actions. This is further emphasized by the fragmented and repetitious voice of the announcer, which, while utilizing a small and specific range in modulation, conveys no sense of being conscious of the tragedy of the events recounted.

The sexually/surgically suggestive title has some of its vowels removed in reference to the idea of vowels being holes in the body of the word itself.

"I laugh with my mouth because that is the only way."
- Goofy

"Sumu ya nena ni nena." (A poison for a word is a word)
- Swahili

Rental Fees

16mm film $25.00  
Digital File $25.00  
Super 8mm, 24 fps $25.00  

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