Je Ne Sais Plus [What Is This Feeling]

(Excerpt) 9X16mm performance, sound, 10min. 2012-present
Full Documentation:
An obstacle course between the heart and the doctor’s office leads to [DESTINY.] Playing her tower of projectors to the timing of a prerecorded soundtrack that pivots around international versions of “You Don’t Own Me,” Kristin Reeves meditates on the materiality of the body and the struggle to achieve personal sovereignty within its bounds. Built on 27, 10-second 16mm film loops constructed from optically printed found footage and direct laser-animation techniques.

“Je Ne Sais Plus” is Lesley Gore’s French version of “You Don’t Own Me.” The translation of je ne sais plus is I don’t know what I once knew, or I don’t know anymore. What is this feeling?


Performance History:

2017      Solo program, invited, Ear & Eye Clinic, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2015      Solo program, internationally adjudicated, Antimatter Media Art Festival, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Canada

2013      Outside the Screen, invited, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2013      Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Milwaukee, WI (Best Performance)

2013     Jurors screening, invited, Haverhill Experimental Film/Video Festival, Haverhill, MA

2013      Experimental Film Festival Portland, internationally adjudicated, Portland, OR

2012      Mono No Aware VI, internationally adjudicated, Brooklyn, NY

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