That Monster: An Allegory


That Monster: An Allegory is a a video project that illuminates the psychical constructs underlying how human subjects are formed by our economic and political systems, leading to the breakdown of democracy in the U.S. and worldwide. The video addresses, through allegorical means, the projections and identifications at play in today's mass politics. The project's genre is the silent film, with music and without. This project is to be installed as a large-scale projection, or can be screened with accompanying discussion. 

Edition of 3.
Video loop projection; 18 minutes (9 minutes with music; 9 minutes silent); black and white. 

Editor: Silvia Kolbowski
Music: Excerpts from Metamorphosis 1 and Metamorphosis 2 by Philip Glass. 
    © 1988 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission.
Pianist: Dustin O'Halloran

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© 2019 Silvia Kolbowski