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The Dark, Krystle
Fiction expérimentale | dv | couleur | 9:34 | USA | 2013
The cabin is on fire! Krystle can't stop crying, Alexis won't stop drinking, and the fabric of existence hangs in the balance, again and again and again. – MR "The Dark, Krystle brilliantly re-purposes the artificiality of stock gesture, allowing viewers to see its hollowness and to feel it recharging with new emotional power. Equal parts archival fashion show and feminist morality play, Robinson’s montage rekindles the unfinished business of identity, consumption, and excess in 1980s pop culture." - Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Michael Robinson (b.1981) is an American film, video and collage artist whose work explores the joys and dangers of mediated experience, riding the fine lines between humor and terror, nostalgia and contempt, ecstasy and hysteria. His work has shown in both solo and group shows at a variety of festivals, museums, and galleries including The 2012 Whitney Biennial, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, REDCAT Los Angeles, MoMA P.S.1, The Sundance Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, Anthology Film Archives, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Viennale, and Whitechapel Gallery in London. Michael was the recipient of a 2012 Creative Capital grant, a 2011-2012 Film/Video Residency Award from The Wexner Center for the Arts, a 2009 residency from The Headlands Center for the Arts, and his films have received awards from numerous festivals. He was featured as one of the “50 Best Filmmakers Under 50” by Cinema Scope magazine in 2012, and listed among the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000`s by Film Comment magazine. His work is distributed by Video Data Bank and Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago.