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Being Bree, 2010
TRT: 12:47
(Clip: 4:30)

"(art) as a reenactment of nature in process, achieved by projective empathy and psycho-physiological spontaneity, rather than an imitation of life in stasis"
-Ekbert Faas, Towards a New American Poetics, Essays and Interviews.

A video re-enactment of the scenes in the 1970 film Klute, where Bree Daniels (Jane Fonda) discusses with her analyst (Vivian Nathan) her need to prostitute herself vis-à-vis her foundering art practice as a model and an actress. Questioning the relation between the nature of compulsion, control and creativity, in Being Bree I transcribe the scenes, originally improvised, and deliver them as if they were my own, becoming both analyst and analysand, merging male and female.

Camera: Mariah Garnett
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