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Riff

Lis Rhodes

UK, 2004
18 minutes, Colour, sound, 4:3
Original format: SD video
Available formats: HD Digital file

She had two identity cards in the hotel that night.
She showed the wrong one.
Both were false. Being identified is both ritual and illusion.

The origin of the word riff is unknown. In music it is used to represent a
repeated phrase. It has been suggested that a riff is a refrain : …recognition places one in many, many in one place, removed and removed again, categorically policed… In front of our eyes they are clearing the streets for the record. Voices become refrains that defy political violence.–L.R.

Selected screenings : 47th New York Film Festival, 2009 ; In person, Lis Rhodes, Film Museum, Vienna, 2009 ; CINEMA INVISIBLE, L’últim dels clàssics experimentals , Programme 3, XCÈNTRIC , CCCB 2006, Montalegre , Barcelona, 2006 ; ‘EXiS’ 2nd Seoul Experimental Film Festival, ‘EX-NOW’ Programme , Seoul, 2005 ; ‘Conflict Area’ programme , European Media Arts Festival, Lagerhalle , Osnabrück , Germany, 2005