AN EVENING WITH LESLIE THORNTON:

AN EVENING WITH LESLIE THORNTON:

"Refracted through archival and "found" footage, texts and soundtracks, Leslie Thornton's rigorously experimental film and video work is an investigation into the production of meaning and form through media."—Electronic Arts Intermix

Los Angeles Premiere
FILM and VIDEO Series

ANOTHER WORLDY

22 min 1999-2003, Los Angeles premiere

Pairing dated East German techno music with early twentieth-century film reels of cabaret lines, vaudevillean dance productions and archival footage of "exotic" dances, this tape forces the viewer to question categories of "old" and "new," "good" and "bad."

PEGGY AND FRED IN HELL -
BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END

85 min, 1984-2003, Los Angeles premiere

Nine years in the making, the "final" version of Thornton's epic project consolidates a cycle of interrelated films, videos and installation environments focusing on two children who have been "raised by television" under the pressures of digital technologies, electronic surveillance and millennial apocalyptic fervor. Heterogeneous in its concept, now concluding with a haunting new component (Paradise Crushed, 2003), Peggy And Fred In Hell demonstrates a resistance to categorization informed by Thornton's concerns with language, and her view of media as a linguistic system that is ideologically coded and subject to the controls of culture and the market. (BR)

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Date/TimeGSTCA
Mon 2.23.04 8:30 pm$9$7$5

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff