BLACK BOX
Shana Moulton The Undiscovered Drawer
looped screening
WE 26.11.2014 12:00 - 22:00 BE premiere
TH 27.11.2014 12:00 - 22:00
FR 28.11.2014 12:00 - 22:00
SA 29.11.2014 12:00 - 22:00

The American Shana Moulton makes kitschy endearing videos with a pop style of aesthetic, which in spite of the candy colours, betray a certain melancholy and sadness.

In The Undiscovered Drawer Moulton lets protagonist Cynthia emerge - her alter ago by her own admission. Cynthia is a nerdy, hypochondriac neo-hippy who goes in search of happiness, beauty and spiritual fulfilment.

Moulton sets her in psychedelic, pastel-coloured interiors which look just as though they’ve escaped from an eighties or nineties magazine. Using green-screen techniques and digital manipulation she makes the interiors and objects in Cynthia’s room come to life.

In The Undiscovered Drawer a closed door prevents Cynthia from leaving her room. The key is located in a strange writing desk which appears to possess magical powers. Secret drawers and changing cupboards constantly confuse her.

In English

US, 2013, 9 min.
Production: Shana Moulton, 2013

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