Laida Lertxundi: A Lax Riddle Unit


Thu, Oct 18th at 6:00pm
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Laida Lertxundi in person!

  1. Laida Lertxundi:
  2. A Lax Riddle Unit
  1. 1966-2011, Various directors,
  2. USA, ca. 60 min.

Seductively enigmatic, Laida Lertxundi’s films mix soul music and art punk as non-actors lounge within sublime beachscapes, cheap motels, and light-flooded apartments. MY TEARS ARE DRY (2009) is a luscious and melodic composition that lures the viewer into and out of a warm afternoon nap. Outmoded technologies like boomboxes and SD video monitors become compositional props set amidst breathtaking landscapes in CRY WHEN IT HAPPENS (2010), and FOOTNOTES TO A HOUSE OF LOVE (2007) intimately captures the day-to-day activities that fill and surround a dilapidated desert house. For this program, Lertxundi weaves together her own works with films that have influenced her practice, including Hollis Frampton, Bruce Baillie, and Morgan Fisher. Multiple formats. (Jessica Bardsley)

Laida Lertxundi will be present for audience discussion.