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16 Ratings

The Grand Bizarre

Directed by Jodie Mack
United States, 2018


A postcard from an imploded society. Bringing mundane objects to life to interpret place through materials, the film transcribes an experience of pattern, labor and alien(nation)(s).

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The Grand Bizarre Directed by Jodie Mack
With both [The Grand Bizarre and ★] utilizing structuralist techniques and owing their form to the history of special effects and animation, their manner of highlighting the dynamic range of patterns found on each frame of a film constitutes a cinematic experience that causes the screen to feel more like a fabric adorned in patterns (to borrow the sentiment from Giuliana Bruno).
December 28, 2018
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A scintillating chromatic flurry of discourse, kept up at a glittering, flittering pace for an effervescent hour.
October 23, 2018
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Mack’s feature debut is a dazzling, bountiful spree. Yards beyond what she has done before, the colorful fabrics and textiles of her shorter works are here inventively superimposed on an array of domestic and public settings to uncanny effect—as if the world itself has undergone refurbishing.
October 03, 2018
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