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Dirty Looks' An Unseen Cloud: Thornton, Leventhal, Dougherty

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There Was An Unseen Cloud, Moving, 1987 Video Variable © Leslie Thornton
Dirty Looks' An Unseen Cloud: Thornton, Leventhal, Dougherty
Curated by: Bradford Nordeen

253 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
November 30th, 2011 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Dirty Looks, in collaboration with Women Make Movies, presents
An Unseen Cloud

Program:
Dani Leventhal, Tin Pressed, 2011
Cecilia Dougherty, Laurie, 1998
Leslie Thornton, There Was An Unseen Cloud, Moving, 1987

An Unseen Cloud collects three intimate video portraits that capture their subjects in varying, extreme states. Leventhal opens Tin Pressed with a sequence of intense violence that illuminates the subtler kinds of daily violence, which go unnoticed in the world around her. Dougherty's subject, Laurie Weeks, recounts the drug-fueled prose of her recently-published junkie's novel, Zipper Mouth. And Thornton's near-feature-length, There Was An Unseen Cloud, Moving restages the plight of Isabelle Eberhardt, a Victorian writer who masqueraded in mens attire in order to move freely about Moslem regions. Each video presents an ode to life lived on the edge.