You Called Me Jacky

1990, 4:10 min, color, sound

At once playful and disconcerting, You Called Me Jacky features Rist lip-synching to the title song, her image superimposed with fleeting images seen from the window of a moving train. Miming with exaggerated gestures or vamping in convincing imitation of Madonna, even as she flubs her lines, Rist negotiates the music-video format's claims to slickness and production values as well as its desire for raw authenticity.

Music: "Edna and Jacky" by Kevin Coyne.