Vital Behaviors. 2019. USA. Directed by Ken Okiishi. 64 min.
Screening in its US premiere, artist Ken Okiishi’s most recent moving-image work is an engrossing take on the studio portrait. In tasking his real-life fitness coach with re-staging social media photographs, Okiishi unpacks notions of memory, identity, and affect in visual culture to confounding, tantalizing, and even quietly moving effect.