Yah Mon

Clark Nikolai

1992, 02:04 minutes, B&W


A torturing torch singer's whiny wail drifts over her audience, falling on the plaid covered double-breasted man. Do their eyes really meet or is this un-requited love? Nikolai's atmospheric vignette, derived from 1930-1940 Hollywood movies, highlights this chanteuse who is part Madama Butterfly, part Vanessa Rabbit. Derived from Nikolai's larger film work "Subkonscio Redukta Tricikla", one never knows what possibilities lie ahead for these smoke covered characters.

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Critical Writing

Video Art: Selected, New & Reviewing
by John Morgan. NeWest Review, June 1995, v. 20, no. 5.