Solitary Acts #6

Rental Format(s): 16mm film / Digital File

Materials used: Wittnerchrome, Exacto Knife, 1.5mm Letter Punches, Hammer, Leather Puncher

This is a feminist critique of the Oedipal complex. The filmmaker recounts an abortion she had in 2009. The aborted child survives and becomes her lover. Her subject is filmed in a private act, complicating what could be an act of the solitary.

There are three parts in the film. First is a recount of the child's earliest sexual memory, similar to the filmmaker's in Solitary Acts #4. The text is hammered on the film with letter punches. Second is a letter written to the filmmaker from her subject, being read by the filmmaker. The image is punched out with a leather puncher and carefully replaced into black leader with tweezers. A pop song from 2009 is used, the one the filmmaker heard while driving in the taxi from her abortion. Third is a letter that the filmmaker wrote, being read by the subject. In this third part the audio is broken apart and the letter is reversed, mimicking the reverse masturbation(the image).

Solitary Acts (4,5,6) | 2nd Place- Unexposed, Durham, NC, 2016

Rental Fees

16mm film $75.00  
Digital File $75.00  

Rent this Film