The past few weekends we’ve been grasping onto summer in hopes that it will never end. This weekend we went to Bridgehampton where Kyle DeWoody of Grey Area, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe of Marlborough Chelsea, and Cointreau presented a 20-minute short film, The Floating Chain, at The Bridge. Freeman and Lowe kept the film free of any coherent plotline, but rather built the storyline around connections between objects. The result takes the form of a semiotic Rube Goldberg machine—convoluted and sometimes confusing, yet simultaneously intriguing and captivating.
“The idea was to make a still life movie,” Freeman said. “It was going to be free association, linked by subject matter and not by narrative. We’ve been working on these installations that are either object or architecture based, so that’s the idea.”
The chaotic, but also very still, film was shot over the duration of four days, while the sets were built in the course of a month and sound mixing is still being finished. During the screening, Psychic Illls provided a live score while guests, such as Casey Fremont, Greg Kessler, Lucien Smith, May Kwok and Chloe Wise, lounged on throws also designed by Freeman and Lowe.