Killing the Kiss
Digital, 4.5min, 2011
A black and white four and a half minute re-edit of Stanley Kubrick's Film Noir classic, “Killers Kiss," (1955). The film's audio is manipulated through edits, overlaid with reading excerpts from Laura Mulvey's essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” (1975). I voice Mulvey's concerns with enigmatic overtones--the tone is both adamant and incredulous as an intentionally self-conscious 21st Century white male impersonating a last-Century British Feminist, while reckoning with the seductive power of classic Film Noir imagery.