Compiled in January 2000 | Curated by Rita Gonzalez
The seven short movies in this compilation range from the terrifying (Bathing the Baby: a woman carefully washes an actual dead baby) to the mesmerizing (Removed: 1970’s porn in which the female has been meticulously bleached from each frame.) Each movie has been expertly chosen for this Joanie 4 Jackie Co-Star tape by L.A. based video maker and curator Rita Gonzalez. Rita’s last curatorial effort, “Mexperimental Cinema” has been screened internationally, including at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Each tape comes with an informative printed guide to the program written by Gonzalez. — From the I Saw Bones poster
“There’s surgery being performed here, a visceral reworking of found footage, clichéd fantasy, familiar rituals and scientific procedure.” — L.A. Weekly
I Saw Bones poster/booklet (front and back). 2000. 20.5″ x 13.5″. Written by Rita Gonzalez. Designed by Miranda July and Sean Tejaratchi. Inserted into the box of Co-Star Tape #2, curated by Rita Gonzalez.
This movie examines the strange world of Ron Kuhlman and Bill Arsell, two Long Island Taxidermists. It pays close attention to the detailing involved in their work and comments on the natural yet artificial nature of this craft.