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All Cats are Grey /////Spai Ubu Barcelona 2007/////

All Cats are Grey is the last film of Esther Planas that composes her trilogy of the films she produced as Vampire Tales.
With material from her previous films collaged to new sources. Inspired in the German Expressionist and
the film from Phantomas director, Feulliade: Les Vampires.
Melting the roles of Irma Vep and the Sleep Walker , the film again travels through the topics of Pop Music, Love and the Undead and exposes its aesthetics during a time of industrial revolution, the first world war ( pre and post), the fears that hide on such symbolic themes.
The idea of the Revolutionary Woman , instilled by Feulliade's Les Vampires can't be ignored as the notion of what really means Vampirism in general, for a burgueoise society ... the coded style of the narrative at the video on the installation , as tu suggest how so much of this issues that are now part of our culture trough out Pop Culture , still reminds us of its strength as real dangers, mixed class and race, sexual venereal illness contagion and madness.
On its formal delivered way, the installation suggest the Theatre Stage or Film Stage , where precarious material, creates contrast of blacks and whites, light and shadows, quite near to what must had been the shooting site for Das Cabinet of D.C.... and also a flavour of a Jean Cocteau set...the highlight of Geometrical shapes and relations inside the white cube as on a way to pin down philosophical proportions and values materialising as angles and triangles of all sort, capturing the spirit of the times.
The film was show at her solo show in Barcelona 2007 at Spai Ubu and was part of an installation that
set the context of a sort of Stage made by giant cut- ups , paintings and huge drawings.
The sound track is performed by Dirty Snow and on this case is a cover from The Cure ( All Cats are Grey)


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