Marion and Gen (2010), is a film/video essay and accompanying text. This project was commissioned as part of the Requiem//102 Project.  The “Requiem//102” project was a collaboration between artists, scholars, and writers. Each contributor wrote (or made) a response based on one still frame from Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 film Requiem for a Dream. My contribution is a short film that begins with my assigned still image and then forms an alternate biography for the character of Marion Silver.

This biography is pieced together from memories of Marion’s cinematic past and future, with Jennifer Connelly’s body working as chief medium. Soon, the borders between the actress’ body and her cinematic incarnations begin to erode. The original text that accompanied the video essay is still here.

My contribution was mentioned online in The Rumpus and Filmmaker Magazine.

Marion and Gen – BW from Alla Gadassik on Vimeo.