ACMI Identifier
B1000149
Title
Jem Cohen: early works
Creator & Role
Jem Cohen, creator
Place of Production
United States
Creation Date
1989-1991
Language
English
Description
A rich and haunting collection of early works from an artist who paints with fragments of image and sound from New York street life. Dogs, passing cars, the homeless, drugged and alienated people drift through these works, in the rhythms of their own time. Simple mysteries are uncovered through a window, in half deserted streets, and in wind blown garbage. Voices become confessions, shadows become cinematic and we are absorbed and compiled into a world of wonder, in which people inevitably leave traces - and lists.
Form
Short films
Short films/Short films - United States
Subject Group
Places/New York (N.Y.)
Holdings
VHS [PAL]; Reference - timecoded
Digital Betacam [PAL]; Sub-master
Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master