“I think art, if it’s meaningful at all, is a conversation with other artists. You say something, they say something, you move back and forth.” – John Baldessari
Using Back to The Future as a universal landscape, this autobiographical narrative travels from my teenage bedroom— to the hospice where I worked in my twenties— to a bar after my father’s death— pausing every few minutes to work in the studio and unpack personal associations with the concept of abstraction, not just in relation to art history, but life itself. With a subtle nod to John Baldessari, this ten minute short combines quoted and clipped bites with originally built footage and text to express how art theory translates from museums to our everyday struggle with intimacy.
Dir. Matthew Quezada.
Runtime: 10 min.
I Present Two at Echo Park Film Center (LA).
Super Tight at Cinefamily (LA).
Women on the Verge at The Last Bookstore (LA).
Kitchen Table Gallery (Philly).
— Awards —
Best Documentary Short – Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival