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{[(Dis)Em]Bodies}: Dore O.’s Alaska

Alaska is large and cold and slightly crazy. The film Alaska by Dore O. is small and cold and also slightly crazy. Dore O. is a German artist and an experimental film maker. Alaska is from 1968. It is a wordless film with a simple, droning soundtrack that sounds as if it is a piece for violin and refrigerator hum. (Possibly the hum is the result of age.) It may be about Alaska. It may be about the north. It may be about swimming in cold water.

It cuts between images of water, images of stippled walls, and images of a beach. And people on the beach. And all the people are out of focus or cut in two.

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June 1st, 2010 / 7:27 pm