Hallucinations/Paradise


Sam Samore
Hallucinations/Paradise
Year: 2010.
Duration: 69mn 59s.
Format: DVD/Blu-Ray
 
A fable about everyday life, madness, love and Shanghai, commissioned for the Rockbund Art Museum exhibition. Three couples go about their romance during the 24 hours of their first meeting. All the men are cultural an- thropologists named Will; all the women are psychologists named Lily. Past lovers engender enigmatic chance encounters. Allegorical figures engage in scenarios highlighting the psychosocial life of the city. Ghosts inhabit their own delusional world. A narrator dispenses information, its veracity unsubstantiated.
 
Film stills courtesy: Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne; D`Amelio Terras, New York; Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris.