Is This What You Were Born For? - Part 4

by Abigail CHILD
1986 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 3' 30

PERILS is a homage to silent film - the clash of ambiguous innocence and unsophisticated villainy - dramatizing the theatrical postures of melodrama to confront and examine our ideas of romance, action, and drama. Child says, “I had long conceived of a film composed only of reaction shots in which all causality was erased. What would be left would be the resonant voluptuous suggestions of history and the human face.” Charles Noyes and Christian Marclay constructed the sound montage from Warner Brothers cartoons and improvisations.


distribution format Digital file on server (SD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 28,00 €