Where It's Coming From

1977, 56:50 min, b&w, sound

Where It's Coming From is an extended conversation between Palestine and Wies Smals at De Appel in Amsterdam, in which they discuss art-making, bodyworks, performance, and the camera as a catalyst for action. As Palestine talks about his work and art-making philosophies, a subtext emerges about the role of the camera — who is directing or hiding behind it, the invasion of privacy, voyeurism and catharsis. Palestine works with his archetypal objects, tying himself up with scarves "to keep from falling apart," and speaking through his stuffed animals.

Produced by De Appel.

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