Leslie Thornton

Refracted through archival material, texts, found footage and dense soundtracks, Leslie Thornton's rigorously experimental film and video work is an investigation into the production of meaning through media. Her epic project Peggy and Fred in Hell is an ongoing cycle of interrelated films, videos and installation environments. Exploring the aesthetics of narrative form as well as the politics of the image, Thornton forges a unique and strangely beautiful syntax, one that poses its critique at the same time that it mesmerizes and confounds.   full biography

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1975, 8:30 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video
 
1981, 11 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video
 
1983, 30 min, color, sound
 
1985, 18:43 min, b&w, sound
 
1987, 11 min, b&w, sound
 
1988, 23 min, sepia, sound
 
1989, 17 min, b&w, sound
 
1990, 7 min, color and b&w, sound
 
1992, 3:46 min, color, sound
 
1994, 12 min, color and b&w, sound
 
1996, 7 min, b&w, sound
 
1996, 2 min, b&w, sound
 
1999, 22 min, b&w, sound
 
1999, 6:30 min, b&w, sound
 
2002, 6:52 min, b&w, sound
 
2003, 12:10 min, color, sound
 
2004, 20 min, color, sound
 
2006, 2 min, b&w, sound
 
2006, 4:30 min, color, sound
 
2006, 12 min, color, sound
 
2008, 7:40 min, color, sound