playlists, s02e02, "Cut Me When I'm Weary" (May 2020/Jun 2022)
86’57” | Audiovisual query
Austria | 2022
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This playlist stretches between the early summer of 2020 and the fall of 2021, with footage bridging the pre-AIDS "vintage gay" porn, footage from bad-quality Polish VHS copies of some random, not so great US films, and a few auteur films of the last two decades, which have recurred pretty much in several of the projects I have done on my own and with Guilherme Maggessi. The prevailing season and mood is summer.
Playlists are gif-able audiovisual collages that result from my queries into music and film. Sometimes incidental and at other times project-oriented, they all share a similar duration, one that would fit a 90-minute cassette tape or, more specifically, its two 45-minute sides, one that could be played at one sitting or entered and exited at any point, without any loss on the plot.
A: Closed Set (film, dir. Joel Gage, 1980)
B, 2, 5, 6: 2x10 (film, dir. Steve Scott, 1985)
C: “French Vintage 2” (video, 1983)
D, 1: A Rosa Azul de Novalis (The Blue Flower of Novalis, film, dir. Rodrigo Carneiro & Gustavo Vinagre, 2018)
3: “Kip Noll Outdoor Sex” (video)
4: Io sono l'amore (I Am Love, film, dir. Luca Guadagnino, 2009)
7: Cujo (film, dir. Lewis Teague, 1983)
8: The Black Hole (film, dir. Gary Nelson, 1979)
A-D: large (rows 1, 4)
1-8: small (rows 2, 3)