A Vegas showgirl wanders into the desert while performing her routine. The harsh conditions force her to acknowledge her own physical needs, halting her performance to the camera. Yet this is a dangerous freedom, as the viewer turns voyeur and ultimately predator.
‘The Imagemaker’ exposes complicity in spectatorship by complicating the linear subject/object relationship of the viewer to the viewed. Shot entirely alone in the desert, the film uses 4K video to pan and scan around the image, creating the presence of a mute onlooker. With the artist acting as both director and performer, the film explores the Sisyphean effort of living female by presenting the hazards of both self-consciousness and self-liberation.
(20 min) HD, 2018
Music by Yannis Panos & Christian Ruggiero
Interview on Indiana University Cinema
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