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Project for a Grey Dress in New York
2005

running time: 12:30
edition of 5 + 2 AP
HD / Color / 16:9 Widescreen / Stereo


The piece is very loosely based on Alain Robbe-Grillet's novel "Project for a Revolution in New York". In French, Grey Dress is Robe Grise, quite close to the authors name, so a bit of a play on words.

A woman in her apartment is getting ready to go out, she is ironing her grey dress. A man comes up the stairs, presumably to meet her but this is not certain. The style in the Robbe-Grillet book is one of elipses and repeating patterns, because of those structures we are never quite certain what the intentions of the protagonists are.

The basic central theme is of desire. Desire for the other and also for the self, each character is very self posessed and in many ways very full of flourish. The film ultimately is a bit of a test of desire for the viewer, they will see the story evolve and they will build certain expectations that are as much part of the story as the main narrative thread is.



with: Saskia Slaaf, Dion Gutierrez
stylist: Arielle Meier
original score: Frederick Kennedy


Exhibition History:
  • film:art art:film, curated by Lee Fearnside, Tiffen Gallery, Tiffen Ohio, 2011.
  • The Naked Truth, hous projects Gallery, Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel, New York City. 2010.
  • The Naked Truth, hous projects Gallery, Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Los Angeles. 2010.
  • Because the Night, Aurora Picture Show/DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, 2010.
  • Sway, Scope New York, curated by Station Independent Projects, New York, 2010.
  • Directors Lounge Berlin 2010 Festival, Live Box, Curated by Catherine Forster, Berlin, Germany, 2010.
  • Because the Night, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman College,curated by Sabina Ott with a video, 2009.
  • Desires, Chashama Gallery, Curated by Robert Curcio, New York City, 2009.
  • 5th Berlin International Directors' Lounge, Live Box, Curated by Catherine Forster, Berlin, Germany, 2009.
  • Video Lounge, Live Box, Artopolis Art Fair, Chicago, IL, 2008.
  • Bridge Art Fair Collective Gallery 173-171, Miami Beach, FL, 2008.
  • Pool Miami Art Fair, Frere Independent, Miami Beach, 2007.
  • Pool New York Art Fair, Frere Independent, New York, 2007.
  • Locations of Elsewhere, Peer Gallery, New York City, 2007.
  • Imported Landscapes, JMS Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2007.
  • Imported Landscapes, Chugye Arts University, Seoul, South Korea 2007.
  • States of Longing, Chashama Gallery Time Square, New York, 2007.
  • Imported Landscapes, Safe-T Gallery, New York, 2007.
  • Couples, AG Gallery, New York, 2007.
  • Open Portfolio/Pool New York Art Fair, Frere Independent, New York, 2006.
  • Boomerang/Pool Miami Art Fair, Frere Independent, Miami Beach, 2006.
  • VideoScreening, Red Saw Gallery, New Jersey, 2006.