Provincetown International Film Festival
Mike Wright is a sculptor working in the rich tradition of scavengers on the tip of Cape Cod. She finds unusual pieces of painted wood in a dumpster outside Sea Barn, the former home and studio of the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell. In a new sculpture she layers in Provincetown’s life as an important arts colony.
Don’t Be Crude is part of a series of videos made for the “Day WithOut Oil” project, commemorating the disastrous BP Oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico in 2010.
The dynamics of the stormy love affair between legendary artists Man Ray and Lee Miller are expressed through the varying rhythms of two metronomes bearing images of their eyes. When in sync the dual eyes appear as those of a single face—at other times the pendulums become swords sparring with each other. Drawing on Man Ray’s Object to be Destroyed and photographs they took of each other, DUÆL: Lee + Man captures Man Ray’s lifelong obsession with Lee Miller as it was expressed through the dozens of metronomes he created of her.