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Chop Off

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

USA | 6 MINUTES | English |


Female Director(s), Documentary
Chop Off exposes the dark, fearful recesses of the human psyche by filming the body modification of performance artist R.K. Literally risking "life and limb," R.K.'s body is his medium, and amputation is his art. The very act of filming him often stimulates a cascading range of emotions, from disgust to fear to dread.

Note: This film will screen as part of the Shorts: Human Landscapes program.


Directed by M.M. Serra

M.M. Serra is the executive director of the Film-Makers' Cooperative, the world's largest archive of independent media. She has curated and participated in experimental film programs in Poland and Norway and at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York.
M.M. Serra
Cara Weiner
M.M. Serra
Super 8 Camera
M.M. Serra
Video Camera
Anne Hanavan, Kurt Ritta
M.M. Serra


Print Source
M.M. Serra
The film-makers' cooperative
108 Leonard Street, 13th floor New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212 420 0468