Gagosian Presents Richard Prince Surfing Film Starring Lindsay Lohan

Bullet Shih Jun, 2012 0
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Following in the footsteps of artists Andy Warhol and Julian Schnabel, photographer Richard Price has made the jump from still to moving images as he releases his third film First Point starring bad girl actress Lindsay Lohan as a surfer chick.  The film is being released through the Gagosian Gallery and is set to premiere at Art Basel on June 11th.  The film is a collaboration with surf filmmaker Taylor Steele who recently released  Castles in the Sky (2010) a documentary covering surfers all over the world.  Beach bunny Lohan is represented in the curl by famed Californian surfer  Kassia Meador.  Of the film the Gagosian press release states,

First Point inverts the format of the iconic adrenalized surf film. The diversions of beach culture-which typically comprises a small portion of footage-dominate the film. Adding to the reversal of tableaux are unplanned confrontations between the actress and a predatory fleet of paparazzi snapping her as she surfs onto Malibu shores. Phillips and Steele explore the psychologically charged tension that arises when a sport of individualism is pursued by a celebrity persona stepping in and out of a characterized state. What results is an existential hall of mirrors wherein fractured identity emerges as Lohan assumes a range of emotionally charged characters with varying degrees of similarity to her own pop-culture persona. In the tradition of the surf genre, the film is free of dialogue and features an original score by Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk, Enter the Void, Irreversible).

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