INCENSE SWEATERS & ICE

by Martine Syms
INCENSE SWEATERS & ICE - INCENSE SWEATERS & ICE

Informations

Nation: USA

Year: 2017

Length: 70'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

In Chicago, Los Angeles, and Clarksdale, three characters – Mrs. Queen Esther Bernetta White, Girl, and WB (“whiteboy”) – move among the various forms of the gaze: looking, being looked at, and remaining hidden. How do images which are potentially always present in our lives influence the way we behave and the way we look at ourselves? And is it true that everything we do when we are being observed becomes a performance? Working with cinema and reflecting on the way images operate in the present time of reality, the actor analyzes both the documented and recorded element, and life itself as it occurs, searching for a connection between the two moments.

Director

Martine Syms

Martine Syms

Martine Syms (Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1988) is an artist and performer based in Los Angeles. She currently runs Dominica, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness and its relationship to narrative, vernacular, feminist thought, and radical traditions. She has lectured at SXSW, Austin; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MoMA PS1, New York, and ICA London. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened widely, including at the New Museum and Studio Museum, New York; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; ICA Philadelphia, and 356 Mission, Los Angeles. She received a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007.

Filmography:
My Only Idol Is Reality (cm, 2007), Lessons: I-XXX (cm, 2014), Memory Palace (cm, 2015), Notes on Gesture (cm, 2015), A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere (cm, 2015), Lessons: XXXI-LX (cm, 2016), SHE MAD: Laughing Gas (cm, 2016), Future-Past-Present: A Journey Through the Twenty-Tens So Far (cm, 2017), Incense Sweaters & Ice (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Martine Syms


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contatti/contacts
Video Data bank
Zach Banes
info@vdb.org
www.vdb.org

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In Chicago, Los Angeles, and Clarksdale, three characters – Mrs. Queen Esther Bernetta White, Girl, and WB (“whiteboy”) – move among the various forms of the gaze: looking, being looked at, and remaining hidden. How do images which are potentially always present in our lives influence the way we behave and the way we look at ourselves? And is it true that everything we do when we are being observed becomes a performance? Working with cinema and reflecting on the way images operate in the present time of reality, the actor analyzes both the documented and recorded element, and life itself as it occurs, searching for a connection between the two moments.

Director All about direction

Martine Syms

Martine Syms

Martine Syms (Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1988) is an artist and performer based in Los Angeles. She currently runs Dominica, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness and its relationship to narrative, vernacular, feminist thought, and radical traditions. She has lectured at SXSW, Austin; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MoMA PS1, New York, and ICA London. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened widely, including at the New Museum and Studio Museum, New York; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; ICA Philadelphia, and 356 Mission, Los Angeles. She received a BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007.

Filmography:
My Only Idol Is Reality (cm, 2007), Lessons: I-XXX (cm, 2014), Memory Palace (cm, 2015), Notes on Gesture (cm, 2015), A Pilot for a Show About Nowhere (cm, 2015), Lessons: XXXI-LX (cm, 2016), SHE MAD: Laughing Gas (cm, 2016), Future-Past-Present: A Journey Through the Twenty-Tens So Far (cm, 2017), Incense Sweaters & Ice (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Martine Syms


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contatti/contacts
Video Data bank
Zach Banes
info@vdb.org
www.vdb.org