Walker Art Center

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Cake and Steak; Dark Dark

Directed by Abigail Child

Part of Women with Vision 2006

Cake and Steak

This film is the first of a series of digital projections that excavate “girl training” in the legacy of postwar American suburban culture. Working with found footage, Cake and Steak rereads the American dream. 2002 – 2004, U.S., color and BW, video, 20 minutes.

Dark Dark

Dark Dark is a ghost dance of narrative gesture melding four found story fragments: noir, western, romance, and chase,” writes Child. “The music of Ennio Morricone provocatively interacts with the images, tantalizing the audience with webs of memory, meaning, and elusive folly.” 2001, U.S., BW, video, 16:20 minutes.

Films run continuously during gallery hours. This changing program features works from the Walker’s Edmond R. Ruben Film and Video Study Collection.

Abigail Child’s The Future Is Behind You will be screened during the festival as part of Experiments: A Series of Short Films.


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Additional support is provided by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.