Silent Lovers

15 Mar 2018

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Silent Lovers and the complete oeuvre of Julie O's 16mm films comes to Berlin in her residency gallery space in Neukölln! This night will reflect on all of her 16mm film work from 2014-2017. Projected on FILM.


Silent Lovers - 16mm, color, sound, 10min, 2017
"As if trapped in a warbly snow globe at the bottom of an ocean (probably not far off Coney Island), we peer into a crystalized void where ageless and speechless souls of elegant despair longingly linger. Obedient to the sovereign ruler of his silent universe, a hopeless mime plays lap dog to a covetous queen in their silky echo chamber of imprisonment. As revelations befall upon the crestfallen clown, he realizes his dis-enthrallment through a shattering escape with the hand of a pirouetting harlequin, while Her Majesty’s empire and identity spiral into vibrant agony. Caught in a fantasy of abstract and eternal heartache, their faces are forever enslaved to express, or mask, what they cannot say." 

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Julie Orlick


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