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Mariah garnett
Full Burn
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 20'0'' | USA | 2015
Full Burn (20min, 2014), features U.S. war veterans who have all continued to test the limits of their physical abilities as civilians. Theses veterans, working as Hollywood stunt men, and one as massage therapist, describe relationships to the body, and how their experiences as soldiers have been carried back into their lives now. Named for the stunt restaged in the opening scene of this film, Full Burn pictures an ex-special ops marine set on fire in extreme slow motion, transforming the stunt into a ritualized reenactment of trauma. Full burn serves as a meditation on masculine duty and the emotional stakes of transcending fear. In 2014 it was exhibited as part of the Hammer Muesum`s Los Angeles Biennial, Made in LA, curated by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte. It was funded in part by The Hammer Museum and an FCA Emergency Grant.
Mariah Garnett mixes documentary, narrative and experimental filmmaking practices to make work that accesses existing people and communities beyond her immediate experience. Using source material that ranges from found text to iconic gay porn stars, Garnett often inserts herself into the films, creating cinematic allegories that codify and locate identity. Garnett holds an MFA from Calarts in Film/Video and a BA from Brown University in American Civilization. Her work has been screened internationally including: REDCAT (LA), White Columns (NY), SF MoMA (SF), Venice Bienniale (Swiss Off-site Pavillion), Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Beirut), Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor), Kerstin Engholm Galerie (Vienna). In 2016 she has her first institutional solo show at the MAC in Belfast, Northern Ireland and her first solo show at a commercial art gallery in Los Angeles at ltd los angeles. In 2014, she was in residence at The Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, and featured in Made in LA, the Hammer Museum`s biennial exhibition. The LA Times called her piece "Best in Show." She was awarded the Rema Hort Mann and CCF Emerging artist fellowships in 2014 and 2015.