Magazine article Artforum International

Chrissie Iles

Magazine article Artforum International

Chrissie Iles

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1 "DESTRICTED" For this series of short films, Marina Abramovic, Matthew Barney, Marco Brambilla, Larry Clark, Mike Figgis, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Gaspar Noe have--or soon will have--created (at the behest of Neville Wakefield, Mel Agace, and Andrew Hale) some of the sexiest moments in recent cinema, Strictly for adults.

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2 AUA AUA (DOROTHY IANNONE) Living in Germany since the late '60s, expatriate Dorothy lannone has created a voluptuous, libertarian, and unashamedly erotic body of work. A film (from 1972) framed within a large, hand-painted box sculpture, Aua Aua celebrates life with her lover Dieter Roth.

3 FALLEN (FRED KELEMEN) Kelemen's searing camera follows the existential crisis of a man tortured by his failure to stop a woman jumping from a bridge and his journey through the city of Riga, retracing her life.

4 STORIES ARE PROPAGANDA (PHILIPPE PARRENO AND RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA) An anxious poem of what-ifs and do-you-remember-whens, this love letter to the recent past describes our world as it rapidly recedes into a fading collective memory.

5 DREAMING OF THE DREAM OF THE DREAM (JORDAN WOLFSON) Wolfson's silent collage of water sequences from classic cartoons exists in one print only. When the print wears out, the film ceases to exist. …

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