A NEW FILM COMMISSIONED BY RHODES + MANN
NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER 2003
Full colour 32 page catalogue available
HIT is a major new single-screen film by Stuart Croft. Dialogue, character, performance and editing are tested, expanded and re-presented in a 20-minute film narrative that is both an intense visual cacophony and a taut exploration of shifting identities.
In a late-night cocktail bar, two nameless characters are caught in an endless exchange of dialogue that centres on an outlandish gambling scheme. Past addictions, new affairs and old jealousies are played out against a smoke-filled noir-esque backdrop.
Previous films by Stuart Croft include: Rococo 55 (2001-02), a film about Wild West porn, a love-struck escort and a group of bored Samaritans; The Loss Leader (2000), in which a trilogy of fake car commercials is interwoven into a cinematic psycho-narrative; and Dead Happy (1998), a work that merges a fictional TV drama with a documentary shot in the afterlife.
Recent exhibitions include: 'Senso Unico', San Salvador Convent, Venice (2003); '25hrs', Video Foundation, Barcelona (2003); 'Redefining the La-La-La Landscape', Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver (2003); 'B-Hotel', PS1/MoMA, New York (2002); Sydney Biennale Video Program, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydeny (2002); 'All We Need is a Preacher and a Motel', Galerie La Friche, Marseille (2001); 'The Parallax Hotel', Chelsea Inn Hotel, New York (2000); 'Fido TV', Hunter College Gallery, New York (2000).
HIT: written, directed and edited by Stuart Croft. Featuring Glenn Chapman, Philippa Downes, Matthew Eggleton and Michael Bishop. Co-produced by Stuart Croft, Paul Fuller and Fred Mann. Supported by The Great Easten Hotel and Eagle Media Productions. Executive Producers / Commissioners: Rhodes + Mann.
For further information, biography and hi-res production stills please contact Tony Wilburn.
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