by Peggy AHWESH
1993 / Video / b&w / sound / 1S / 50' 00
Strange Weather—about four crack addicts holed up in a Florida crash pad as a hurricane swirls on the horizon—was assumed by many who first saw it to be a documentary. A Warholian riff on reality television, Ahwesh and Margie Strosser’s collaboration fully exploits the proximate scale so often associated with Pixelvision, granting the goings-on a fascinating air of torpid anxiety.
The Pixelvision camera roams restlessly through the apartment, focusing nervously on the tiniest details, but never staying in any one spot for very long. Nothing 'happens' in the course of the film, which is to say that what really happens is the empty passage of time.
|distribution format||Digital file on server (NTSC)|
|screen||1,37 - Standard (single screen)|
|rental fee||166,00 €|