SALOMÉ 2014, 35mm, digital edit, b/w, 22min, stereo sound
The classic story of Salomé is imaginatively reconceived as a lost world of mirrors, negatives, hesitations and seductions, culminating in death—the other side of an intense and destructive love. Karasick’s punning alliteration provides poignancy and irony to Child’s inventive reworking of the 1923 film based on Oscar Wilde’s play. Frank London’s North African compositions meld with downtown riffs and the eerie sounds of the Theremin to create a haunting and memorable accompaniment. Originally conceived for a larger project initiated by Frank London (music) and Adeena Karasick (words), Salomé continues Child’s collaborative work with poets in the context of playful disruptions of archival material. Her series on text and image is entitled “Foreign Films” and includes TO AND NO FRO (2005) with Monica de la Torre, MIRROR WORLD (2006) with Gary Sullivan and LIGATURES (2009) with Nada Gordon).
Distribution: Film-Makers' Coop, Canyon Cinema