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[Nettime-ro] LETTER FROM THE GIRL, MAILED AT THE GAS STATION


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LETTER FROM THE GIRL, MAILED AT THE GAS STATION

Written and Directed by Enid Baxter Blader

November 7, 2002 - December 28, 2002

Opening reception, Thursday, November 7, 2002, 6-8PM

LETTER FROM THE GIRL, MAILED AT THE GAS STATION is an experimental digital
video/16 mm film hybrid.  Using digital video to reference surveillance and
voyeurism, and film to reference cinematic history, LETTER draws on Film
Noir, American dreamscapes, American desert mythology, the B-movie,
oppositional cinema, and Noir's descendent, True Crime.

The first minutes of LETTER re-enact the first minutes of the Noir classic
KISS ME DEADLY, reinventing its tension and gender inversions.  Shot on
Mount Washington, the site of Charlie Chaplin's hotel and silent movie
shoots, the piece references an historic cinematic landscape.

Filmed in dreamlike settings- a lonely desert, empty prairie land- a car
moves through a winding highway in the Hollywood hills. The characters are
trapped in a pre-urban space -- on a stretch of back road that anticipates
dark city streets, the Noir streets of Los Angeles - a space of fugitive
menace where social bets are settled.

LETTER features a hard-edged original score by Preston Swifnoff and Aleph
Research.

Enid Baxter Blader is an artist, filmmaker and musician.  She received her
BFA at the Cooper Union in New York City with a fellowship at Yale
University and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
Blader's work spans social experience from hillbilly to cosmopolitan. In
carefully woven visual and aural tapestries of suspense, romance, tragedy
and comedy, her work features slices of life ranging from the mundane to the
odd to the fantastic and has been presented at the Smithsonian, Orange
County Museum of Art, California Center for the Arts, The Arnolfini,
(Bristol, England), The Cornerhouse (Manchester, England), Sundance, the
Director's Guild of America, Women in the Director's Chair, and the Aurora
Picture Show.

LETTER FROM THE GIRL, MAILED AT THE GAS STATION was made possible with the
generous support of Location One, Kodak, The Durfee Foundation, and with
donations from Trader Joes of Eagle Rock and Beaujolie Bolangerie.

Production with support from Green Circles Digital Films and Stranger Baby
Productions. A Gallos Diablos Production. (c) Enid Baxter Blader, 2002

GALLERY INFORMATION
Location One is located at 26 Greene Street NYC 10013, between Grand and
Canal Streets.
Subway: Canal Street (N, R, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM
(212) 334-3347

ABOUT LOCATION ONE
Location One (www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center, which
fosters the convergence of all types of creative expression. We maintain a
gallery space suitable for every form of performance and exhibition, and
within this space, multimedia net broadcasting facilities that allow us to
webcast a 24-hour stream of both live and archived events. Our International
Residency Program invites artists from other countries to experiment with
emerging technologies. Location One is an exploration space for continual
creative discovery.

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