Purple Television

[October 27 2015] : art

An excerpt from A Crackup at the Race Riots

An excerpt from A Crackup at the Race Riots by Leo Gabin

Purple TV presents an excerpt from artist-trio Leo Gabin’s first feature film A Crackup at the Race Riots based on the eponymous experimental novel by Harmony Korine. Just like the book there is no place for plot, linear narrative, character development, or scene setting, but is rather a sequence of half-remembered scenes, jokes, rumors, and suicide notes. Capturing the fragmented moments of a life observed through the demented lens of social media, TV, and teen obsession. Leo Gabin’s film consists exclusively of appropriated and manipulated online footage interlaced with audio transcripts from Korine’s book. These recordings were made by the computer’s text-to-speech function to retain the work’s disembodied format. The film’s unnerving score is partially unique but mostly remixed. Through these tweaks, Leo Gabin retain and develop Crackup’s hypnotic sense of anarchy, impending chaos and weird wonder. The film was recently nominated for the NEW:VISION Award at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival.

Leo Gabin’s “A Crackup at the Race Riots” is screening until January 10th 2016 at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium. Click here for more info.

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