CO-PRESENTED WITH HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL
Abigail Child’s series Is This What You Were Born For? is one of the most assured and important projects to have emerged over the last decade. Constructing from and subverting a wide galaxy of source materials, these films are archeological digs into the very stuff, the conceptions, we are born into. Child decomposes the materials and gestures that would compose us. The films are charged with a startling and playful musicality and poetic and rigorous compression. Each image and sound cuts deep and works over time containing hidden and unhidden detonations working against the manufactured ambush that images have in store. — Mark McElhatten
- Prefaces (Part 1, 1981, 10 min.)
- Mutiny (Part 2, 1983, 10 min.)
- Both (Part 3, 1988, 2 min.)
- Perils (Part 4, 1986, 4 min.)
- Covert Action (Part 5, 1984, 8 min.)
- Mayhem (Part 6, 1987, 17 min.)
- Mercy (Part 7, 1989, 10 min.)
FILMMAKER ABIGAIL CHILD WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 61 MINS
Free event – no tickets or Festival Badge necessary.
Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about the 2017 Houston Cinema Arts Festival (Nov 9 – 13), visit the Festival website.