Watching someone watch someone sleep

August 2, 2010 at 1:38 am Leave a comment

Raya Martin’s Possible Lovers (2008) is a ninety five minute footage of  two men on a couch: one, in a top hat asleep and the other throwing an eternal gaze towards the sleeper. It is suggestive, personally speaking, of Andy Warhol‘s ‘anti-film’ Sleep (1963) (the only Warhol film I have seen, or–should I say–partially seen), a footage of poet John Giorno asleep for six hours and five minutes.

Faithful to the Warholian treatment of effecting boredom and challenging the endurance of the spectator’s gall bladder, Possible Lovers, much like Warhol’s Sleep, is a film I am yet to make sense of.

A random thought: Raya should have had, instead, casted Piolo and Sam sans clothing. Just saying.

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Listening to The Importance of Being Idle by Oasis ♫ ♪ ♫

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Entry filed under: artnots, film.

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