Ann Carlson / Mary Ellen Strom



Cuenta (2007)
Edition of 10 with 2 AP


Cuenta (2007), is a single-take video made by Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson in collaboration with four men who work as day laborers, Jose Bautista, Joel Gomez, Lisandrow Vicente and Carlos Hernandez. Bautista, Gomez, Vicente and Hernandez perform a score for voice that consists of spoken language and song fragments. The score reflects on their subjectivity through narrative accounts, fantasy, truth and fiction. The camera itself works as an "actor", producing individual portraits, observing close moments and social relations.