V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

RECKLESS EYEBALLING

V' 05

RECKLESS EYEBALLING

Christopher Harris
USA, 2004
Shortfilms, 14min, OF

RECKLESS EYEBALLING

Christopher Harris
USA, 2004
Shortfilms, 14min, OF

Contributors: 
Realisation
Christopher Harris
Screenplay: 
Christopher Harris
Camera: 
Christopher Harris

Production: 
Christopher Harris
World Sales: 
Christopher Harris, 587 Stillwater Drive, Oviedo, FL 32765, USA, T 407 366 0727, ourmutt2@aol.com
Format: 
16 mm
Black/White

Taking its name from the Jim-Crow-era prohibition against black men looking at white women, this hand-processed, optically-printed amalgam is a hypnotic inspection of sexual desire, racial identity, and film history.

I use non-narrative formal strategies to unravel long-standing narrative tropes of racial identity. Through this approach, questions of race and identity become questions of cinematic form, material and structure rather than a matter of narrative content. I take up the idea of threatening, outlawed gazes in order to suggest the ambivalent interplay of dread and desire associated with the bodies of black outlaws. (Christopher Harris)

Part of the short film program Reckless Moments

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