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Edition of 3 + 2 AP
The musical film Sister Ship, presents an acid-drip journey through the Congo with a Pygmy tribe mixing unused documentary footage of life on the river. With the support of curator/author, Julie Ault, the book Come Alive: The Spirited Art of Sister Corita is cast in the lead role. This cover-to-cover reading, including the spine, footnotes, captions and illustrations, is transformed into song to a tap dance beat performed by a synaesthete’s translation of said book. The collaged text and image generate arresting video and sound interactions. Silhouettes of the river banks unfold like a timeline following this musical flip book. The long and sinuous travelling echoes the repetition of Corita Kent’s pop-art processions and activist slogans, chanted like gospel prayers. Like an immaterial musical taken aboard a steamboat, the seven acts create a psychedelic maze of real situations.