THINGS AREN’T WHERE THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
The cinematic story begins with nine portraits of solitude. This crew of strangers converge over a quick slice inside a pizza shop -- a casual, no bullshit, non-committal NYC community hub. When a “contaigent” enters, dance turns inconsequential moments into idiosyncratic gestures, toggling between task and choreography. A subtle, disorientating use of editing techniques and photographic devices manipulating time craft a visceral dreamscape.
QUICK SLICE scales to respective environments, utilizing available architecture and unsuspecting surfaces. Caught between the character’s gaze, the viewer catches shards of the story projected onto their body. These seemingly accidental screenings encourage an unadulterated and kinesthetic reception of the project.
Inspired by Netta Yerushalmy’s PARAMODERNITIES
Directed by Lily Baldwin
Produced by Brighid Greene
Edited by Lily Baldwin, Sara Sowell
Video Installation Design by Joseph Seamans
Sound Mix by Mark degli Antoni
Cinematography by Ben Wolf
Assistant Camera Sanjay Singh
Stills by Courtney Denk
Hair by Takeo Suzuki
Makeup by Hiro Yonemoto
Makeup Assistant Ken Suzuki
Featuring designs by Pavon
Production Assistants Rishauna Zumberg, Jaanelle Yee
Fiscally Sponsored by Los Angeles Performance Practice
Starring Lily Baldwin, Henry Chesley, Geneva Frazier, Dean Melaas, Amy Meisner, Toni Melaas, Katharine Padulo, Wally Padulo, Angie Pittman, Peggy Schneider, and Gus Solomons Jr.