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Uploaded by : Marc Lafia | 09/08/09

  • Title:
    69 Love Stories, On Location
  • Artist:
    Marc Lafia
  • Year:
  • Description:
    69 Love Stories, on location Marc Lafia Taking its cues from Raymond Queneau's book, 'Exercises in Style', a collection of 99 retellings of the same story, The Magnetic Fields 3 disc set, ‘69 Love Songs’, and Marc Lafia's, ‘Permutations’, '69 Love Stories' retells the same story using the same actors in 69 styles in the fashion and accessory district of New York City. The story is simple, after taking a photo of herself in a photo booth in a hotel lobby, a young woman walks past the informal doorman of the Ace Hotel on 29th and Broadway, goes up the street, to a wig shop, tries on several wigs, buys one, gets a (voice mail), leaves the shop in the wrong direction, running into an argument of an Indian luggage seller, gets a text, ‘30th+Broadway, Mr. B’s’, reverses direction walks up broadway past perfumers, watch shops, African bag sellers, Japanese tourists, resident locals, window shops, tries on ear rings, running into another local, an elderly woman, buys the earring, leaves and gets to corner till she comes to Mr. B’s where a friend is there waiting for her or not.
  • Disciplines and Movements:
    FILM, Independent Film, LITERATURE, Fiction, Literary Theory, Discourse as Event and Phenomenology
  • Themes and Tags:
    event, repetition and whimsical

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