An overwrought melodrama set in New York City and Thomas Edison's laboratory among the grit and shards of cinemas past and present. Chemistry and horror, dirge and dream. With Catherine Deneuve as Black Maria herself.
"Jeanne Liotta views New York as old and filled with chaos memories, especially suitable to present on 16mm films, with scars. In a world in which everything is presented in a frivolous way, Jeanne’s work is full of the irrational. What you find on the films made and cut by her is the life itself, short variable and ponderous. Sensory, graceful and coarse, the questions of philosophy are so fragile. Perhaps these images can at present vanish within you. Jeanne’s precise control of silence, sound, and the stochastic time utilization describe her memory montage to a city." -ART WORLD magazine, Shanghai China Sept 2005
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