The Deadman

1989, 35:56 min, b&w, sound, 16 mm film on video

Made in collaboration with Keith Sanborn, The Deadman is based on a story by Bataille, charting "the adventures of a near-naked heroine who sets in motion a scabrous free-from orgy before returning to the house to die — a combination of elegance, raunchy defilement and barbaric splendor." — Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader.

With: Jennifer Montgomery, Scott Shat, Leslie Singer, Kevin Barrett, Ben Polsky, Raymond Quanta Le Gusta, Diana Torr, Beth Friedman, Griff Kwiat, Kelly. Crew: Dan Goldstein, Griff, Beth Friedman, Antonio Beecroft. Thanks: Peggy Berton, Cathy Cook, Lori Hiris, Stokes Howell, Paul Mann, Rick Pieto. Partially funded by Art Matters Inc.


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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