1996, Gregg Bordowitz, USA, 88 min.
With Lothaire Bluteau, Ken Elston
- Sat, Jun 8th 5:15pm
The tension arising between the demands of AIDS activism and Gregg Bordowitz's increasing desire to explore aspects of his own life outside the framework of AIDS resulted in the appropriation of a work from the Soviet avant-garde: Nicolai Erdman's play The Suicide. The protagonist, Semyon (Bluteau), tries to unyoke himself from the enforced optimism of a bureaucratic order that prohibits any discussion of disappointment and despair following the revolution. Presented in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago’s Bordowitz exhibition I Wanna Be Well, April 4-July 14. ProRes digital. (Description courtesy of Video Data Bank)