By John Thomason
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The Miami Beach Cinematheque recently presented "From Beauties to Beasties: Short Videos by Elizabeth Hall." One of Miami's resident video genius-goddesses, Hall is also an avid curator and presenter of new video works at such Miami venues as the Experimental Show.
Her installation this past October of Jerky Bride at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood was stunning, a testament to the breadth of her vision. She is painstaking and bold at the same time, pushing the boundaries of the digital-video medium. Hall incorporates glitches into the texture of the moving image in the manner of a weaver who admits irregularities into the warp and weft of a tapestry, embracing these irregularities as divinity.
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She moves the academic critique of classic fairy-tale iconography beyond knee-jerk feminism, shading it with vulnerability, humor, and a smoldering eroticism. Keep your eyes peeled for more work from Hall.
The Cinematheque program also included a phenomenal cameo work by Susan Ingraham called Iguana.