WE WANT ANGEL
computational cinema / custom software / video / color / stereo / real-time | 7:00 / 2007
WE WANT ANGEL restages the final showdown of Sam Peckinpah’s Western classic THE WILD BUNCH (1969) as a loop of endless shootouts. Cutting and mapping images from the heroic finale in real-time with custom software, Peckinpah’s final shootout is transformed into a psychedelic orgy of fetishistic self-destruction that borders between the sublime and the mundane. The never-ending cycles of senseless killings mirror and unwind the obsessive-compulsive disorder of (male) destructive heroism/eroticism that haunts the history of narrative cinema.
keywords: experimental cinema, computational cinema, algorithmic montage, found-footage, appropriation, Max/MSP/Jitter, The Wild Punch