PETER HILL'S MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY IDEAS

Peter Hill

The Albury Wodonga Superfiction 1993

Collaboration Peter Hill and J.J. Voss (Photographer)

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Film Pilgrims

A collective of art school trained film-makers from Los Angeles who attempt to return the viewing of a unique work of art to the world of film. Over the last decade they have purchased four cinemas in remote parts of the world, and leased one in the centre of New York. To view any of these films you must make the journey across countries and continents in the same was as if you wanted to see the Mona Lisa you would have to travel to Paris. Their best known work is probably The After Sex Cigarette

. Still from The After Sex Cigarette, by Film Pilgrims, 1988

To fund this film, they used part of a Cameron endowment grant to commission the Detroit art critic to write the novel and prepare a rough screen treatment. His writings were then given to a second, unnamed, writer of a completely different sensibility who was hired to do a re-write. It was translated into Japanese, then Italian, and finally back to English for Gimlet to prepare the final version. The whole project was as much about language and the translation of words and ideas as it was about narrative. (see Martin, Christopher and Henry)




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