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Harold

On-Off, curated by Chiara Chelotti, La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Firenze
1999




Harold keeps pretending to commit suicide, to get the attention of his aristocratic self-controlled Anglo Saxon mother.
This is the ironic opening sequence of Hal Ashby's 1971 film, "Harold and Maude" about Harold's search for affection. An inert human body is projected onto a shivering monk?s habit, which hangs from the wall, reflecting the ironic inevitability of death.
© Robert Pettena 2018