In this early film, American experimental and documentary film and video director Ken Kobland explores a familiar urban space: a humble tenement vestibule—“a beautiful abstract space that is saturated with memories, fantasies, and the terra incognito of the everyday.” He then moves on to a dreamlike setting in which a woman, embodied by the actress Nancy Campbell, walks through a maze of hallways. The film’s concluding segment features the actor David Warrilow whose gesture of picking up and discarding a crumpled letter gains a melodramatic aspect, underlayed as it is with a vintage recording of a Caruso aria.

  • Format 16mm(16 mm.)
  • Color system NTSC
  • Color col. and b&w
  • Year 1978
  • Duration 00:22:34
  • Languageinfo
    Running text/titles: English US
    Spoken: English US
  • Artists