Sur Faces

1977, 58 min, color, sound

Emshwiller writes that Sur Faces is a "stylized collaborative videotape in which actors working with (the artist) explore sexual politics as expressed in styles of drama from Shakespeare to 19th-century social theater, early 20th-century Freudian work, and contemporary fictional autobiographical improvisation. A video collage juxtaposing different ways of using video to express psychological states and conflict." In a synthesis of densely processed, textural images with documentations of dramatic role-playing from sources as varied as Richard III, Strindberg, and the Open Theater, Emshwiller undertakes an inventive inquiry into the transformation and representation of male/female relationships, via video and theater.

With: The Open Theater and Peter Emshwiller. Technical Supervision: John Godfrey. Produced by the TV Lab at WNET/Thirteen.

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