The Gallerina is a new short film for 81 Hours. It was written by Arty Nelson and stars Annabelle Dexter-Jones. The story centers on a beautiful female gallery assistant. Gallery workers have the unique position of being a liaison between the creative class and the collector class. The Gallerina explores art-speak, one of languages most beautifully obscure incantations. To the uninitiated, it is sometimes quite odd and entertaining and borders on poetry. Shot on location at The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, this film is a love letter to both creativity and words. Works by Urs Fischer, Sterling Ruby, Wade Guyton, Rudolf Stingel, Josh Smith and Christopher Wool come to life though the Gallerina's wistful dialogue.
Cinematographer: Autumn Durald, Stylist: Imogene Barron, Produced by Sue Yeon Anh and Benjamin Glibovitz for Burbank Gamma Ray, Edited by Wilson Bessinger, Coordinator: Dirk Staudinger for Circleculture CC. Special Thanks to Cayce Cole, Jeffrey Deitch, Ethel Seno, all the artists and MoCA.