Cinematography: Milada Kovacova, Andrew James Paterson
Producer: Andrew James Paterson, Milada Kovacova
Categories :FIFA Experimental
Originally shot in black and white as a commission for Toronto’s annual 8fest in 2009, Trophy Life was transferred to Mini-DV and subjected to image processing. The performer advances toward a statue resting in a downtown park. Trophy Life literalizes both ambition and orgasm. The trophy, breathlessly coveted and embraced by the performer, is certainly phallic but it also has wings. Trophy Life plays the physicality of performance against an editor’s attraction to abstraction.
Andrew James Paterson
Andrew James Paterson works with video, film, music, performance, and writing. His videos have been shown nationally and internationally, and his writings have been published widely. He was a founding member of the band The Government and is currently a member of DERWATT. Paterson is the coordinator for the 8fest small-gauge film festival. All of his work shares concerns with language, bodies, and technologies; as well as a fascination with shifting paradigms between public and private realms. In the autumn of 2016, he completed an artist’s book project Collection/Correction, published by Kunstverein Toronto and Mousse Publishing.
Filmography | NARRATIVE (2016) ; Time Line (2015) ; FLOATING (2014) ; More or Less (2014) ; Passing (2013) ; Seven Segments (2012) ; Musical Videos Compilation (2011) ; Roman Spring Leakage (2011) ; Andrew James Paterson Educational Compilation 2008-2010 (2010) ; Trophy Life (2010) ; A Typical Morning for Green and Blue (2009) ; 12 x 26 (2008) ; The Enigma of S.A.P. (2008) ; Aids Has Not Left The Building (2007) ; Damned and Forgiven (2007) ; Rectangular World (2006) ; D.O.A./ REMAKE/ MODEL (2005) ; Damn That Eternal Basement (2005) ; Eating Regular (2004) ; The Headmaster’s Ritual (2002) ; Snowjob (2001) ; The Walking Philosopher (2001) ; Cash and Carry (1999) ; Name the Speaker, Toast the City (1995) ; Controlled Environments (1994) ; Pink in Public (1993) ; Who Killed Professor Wordsworth (1990) ; Immortality (1987) ; Hygiene (1985) ; Trio (1984) ; How Many Fingers (1981).
Screenings playing this movie
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle principale
Screening # 20