16mm Experimental Performance Film, 5 minutes, 1999
Produced & Directed by Joseph Ravens & Danièle Wilmouth
Chicago-based performance artist Joseph Ravens delivers morbid poetry about human anatomy and our search for youth and immortality. His macabre metaphors are oddly juxtaposed with colorful festive objects made from magical pills, exotic remedies and bottled potions. Adapted from the stage performance, ‘May Contain…’, the film ‘Containers’ includes a sound collage which mocks our futile attempts to prolong life, and the magnificent elixirs we put our hopes into.