January 2015

New: Works by Loretta Fahrenholz

MY THROAT, MY AIR (2014)

We are happy to be presenting Loretta Fahrenholz' new video work MY THROAT, MY AIR (Germany) and other works of hers as part of our distribution range. Set in Munich’s petty-bourgeois Westend, MY THROAT, MY AIR documents life at home with former Fassbinder actor, Warhol collaborator, and horror movie director Ulli Lommel. Rather than shooting a straight documentary portrait of this bohemian household, Fahrenholz prefers to follow the narrative impulses of Lommel’s stepchildren, inviting the possibility of a strangely self-fictionalizing realism. Lost in serious play, the kids improvise hypnotic death scenes while their mother claims to come from a planet where everything is "ethereal and incorporeal." As parent-child relations are un-scripted and re-scripted on the fly, the dilated time of a collective daydream is punctuated by the ordinary sounds of an electric toothbrush, vacuum cleaner and piano.