An Evening with Laura Parnes

Laura Parnes

An Evening with Laura Parnes

Monday, December 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

Brooklyn-based artist Laura Parnes blurs the lines between narrative film and video art, storytelling conventions and experimentation. This evening’s program centers on her recent cross-platform digital film County Down (2012), in which an epidemic of psychosis among the adults in a gated community coincides with a teenage girl’s invention of a designer drug. Mirroring rave culture and the unbridled optimism surrounding technology during the 1990s, County Down presents a society so obsessed with novelty and consumerism that it euphorically embraces its own destruction. Program approx. 90 min.

In the Film exhibition

Image: Laura Parnes