A Private Dance with Cyd Harlow

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  • A Private Dance with Cyd Harlow

  • Artist: Meesoo Lee
  • Year: 2003
  • Duration: 25:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Combining his signature slow-mo fetishism with a blunt and unadorned portrait, media artist Meesoo Lee engages with Cyd Harlow using the video camera as biased interlocutor in this deceptively simple presentation of a personality to be reckoned with. Harlow’s conflicted sense of self and cynical enthusiasm in combination with her brash intelligence and multi-faceted ego draw us into her struggles to speak to and question the maker and audience as much as the subject herself. Social pressure and expectation, culturally sanctioned notions of relationships and the struggle for meaning in an economically driven culture are examined within the context of Harlow’s life as a dancer and performer. A Private Dance With Cyd Harlow explores the relationship between subject and maker, culturally determined gender roles, and the myth of documentary objectivity.

  • Accession #: 2756b
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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