Director: Amanda Trager, Erik Moskowitz
Cast: Erik Moskowitz, Amanda Trager, Elfranko Wessels
USA, Canada; color, 17’, 2011
English with Turkish subtitles
The Story of Elfranko Wessels, a video installation with original music performed by the artists, depicts portraiture within a portrait: a stammering subject tells his immigration tale in a two-camera interview which occurs around and between the varied boundaries of the artists’ lives.This 2011 work premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and tells the coming-of-age story of a South African man, the son of a white miner. Moskowitz and Trager sing the voice of the talking-head Elfranko Wessels shown recounting his story.
Nam June Paik was video art’s pioneer (1932 –2006). It is interesting that while Warhol and Nameth were experimenting with psychedelic happenings that combined rock, film and performance, the video art pioneers Nam June Paik, Stephen Beck, Eric Siegel and Steina Vasulka were researching in a similar direction.
I remembered a game as I was waiting in the passenger lounge for the ferry to arrive just a few minutes ago. A game we used to play at home when I was young, in my country that is very far away from here, a relic from the distant past; I don’t even remember how we used to play it. The kind of game that makes me feel a thousand times lonelier than I already am among the crowd waiting to get on the ferry.
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