Trophy Life

Canada | 2010 | 2 min
English
Cinematography: Milada Kovacova, Andrew James Paterson
Distribution: VTape
Producer: Andrew James Paterson, Milada Kovacova
Categories :
FIFA Experimental
 

Synopsis

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.

Directors

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

15:15
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle principale
Screening # 20
12 x 26
FIFA Experimental

12 x 26

Canada | 6 min | 2008

English

Eating Regular
FIFA Experimental

Eating Regular

Canada | 8 min | 2004

English

More or Less
FIFA Experimental

More or Less

Canada | 3 min | 2014

English

NARRATIVE
FIFA Experimental

NARRATIVE

Canada | 7 min | 2016

English

Passing
FIFA Experimental

Passing

Canada | 6 min | 2013

English

Snowjob
FIFA Experimental

Snowjob

Canada | 3 min | 2001

English

The Enigma of S.A.P.
FIFA Experimental

The Enigma of S.A.P.

Canada | 10 min | 2008

English

Trophy Life
FIFA Experimental

Trophy Life

Canada | 2 min | 2010

English

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