2010 / INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
20’ / No dialogue
A conceptual “remake” of Louis Malle’s 1975 film, American artist Amie Siegel’s Black Moon is set in the post-apocalyptic landscape of foreclosed housing developments. Female revolutionaries traverse the bloody aftermath of war—the uncannily recent ruins of a future that never was.
director: Amie Siegel
screenplay: Amie Siegel
cinematography: Christine A. Maier
editing: Amie Siegel
costume: Allison Leach
Jess Atwood Gibson
Anna Rosa Parker
American nationality. Born in 1974 in Chicago (USA)
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In 1975, when Black Moon is released, Louis Malle mentions his desire of a cinematic equivalent to the automatic writing of the Surrealists; in 2010, Amie Siegel’s remake is an unwaivering conceptual counterpoint.
A three-fold work (in addition to the short film, a series of pictures all showing a black whole and a video set-up bringing Malle face to face with Siegel), Black Moon clearly replaces the libertarian utopia of the final war by the liberal reality of a never ending one. Last December, she was granted the James and Audrey Foster Prize for this creation, thus confirming her startling talent as a cross-media artist.