Jennifer, Where Are You?

1981, 11 min, color, sound, 16 mm film on video

At once charming and disconcerting, Jennifer, Where Are You? depicts a young girl as she sloppily applies lipstick to her face while an unseen male figure calls out her name in search of her. The film, although punctuated at 30-second intervals by the relentless repetition of "Jennifer, where are you?", creates its suspense via disturbances of silence: footage of the girl (perhaps Jennifer), is intercut with black leader, over-exposed bursts of light, and meditative shots of domestic spaces. While "Jennifer" hides in plain sight before our eyes, applying lipstick with alternating expressions of glee and melancholy, Thornton presents a carefully structured comment on the formation of young female identity.

 
 

This is a video transfer of a work initially shot on film. This is best shown as a projection, to reflect the original medium.
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