duet/biology (1995, 10:00, 16mm)
"duet/biology" is a sci-fi avant-noir, a trilogy of failed posthuman duets exploring the prospects of life among the cyborgs. It was made through the Film & Video Program at Duke University in the fall of 1995. It was basically supposed to be a film that would condense everything I like about film and theory into ten minutes. While it may not succeed at doing all that, it does succeed at being ten minutes long, and I feel like it's still an interesting mess of a film.
winner Kodak Promising Filmmaker Award, Hi Mom! Film Festival
Among the actors in the film are novelist Lydia Millet, filmmaker Christie Herring, and professors Jennifer Doyle, Jason Middleton, and Kenneth Surin.