Bruce and Norman Yonemoto in collaboration with Mike Kelley, Kappa
Eastern lore gets a camp, Western update in this work of early California video from Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, who cast artist Mike Kelley as the namesake amphibian Japanese trickster to intervene in an Oedipal scene played out by Warhol starlet Mary Woronov and Eddie Ruscha. (Video, 26min., 1986) Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady)
A heightened fever dream, part contemporary psychodrama, part Thai fable, Tropical Malady begins as an unlikely love story between a soldier and neighboring farmer. When passions escalate, however, the duo transform and embark on a heated quest of longing and survival in a jungle teeming with lustful spirits and wild beasts. (35mm on digital video, 124mins., 2004)