After several years of work, the American animator and painter Suzan Pitt finished this hand-painted film in 1978, a milestone in her career and in the history of animation. It’s a unique audiovisual experience in which Pitt takes us on a hallucinogenic journey through her psyche, through the intricate flora of female sexuality and the lush jungle of creative impulse. Reason is disarmed by the power of disturbing images, embedded in the sensuality of the subconscious. A film described by the critic Jim Hoberman like “Meshes of the Afternoon [by Maya Deren] recast in the post-lysergic style of Yellow submarine”.
Asparagus, Suzan Pitt, USA, 1979, 35 mm, 18 minutes [loop, digital projection]
More information on the film:
- article by Elena Duque, experimental animation specialist