Permanent Residents

Isabell Spengler

2005, 09:32 minutes, colour, English


The film Permanent Residents combines extreme costume design with a documentary staging of everyday events in the contemporary urban space of Los Angeles.

In compositionally polished framings, an imaginary space of a collective world of imagination opens up on the side of the viewer, a space in which motifs of popular culture, myths and social fictions reverberate, painterly textures corresponding to each costume and environment.

The combination of an extremely futuristic look on the side of the protagonists and mundane everyday tasks such as cleaning, vacuuming, or shopping produces a radical joke that subversively infiltrates the acceptance of the appearance and activities of daily life, already assumed to be accepted.

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