Painter Richard Phillips delivers ‘Lindsay Lohan’ to the 54th Venice Biennale next week.The film will debut in ‘Commercial Break’, a program of artists’ videos put together by Neville Wakefield for the opening festivities in Venice.
Phillips directed the video of Lohan’s rebirth by water, shot by cinematographer Taylor Steele. As an artist, Phillips is known for ‘a certain fixation on the power of media gods and goddesses to distract us from the people they really are.’ writes T
With his Lindsay Lohan examination, Phillips is probing Lohan’s iconic status on the level of a Bardot or an Ullmann. He admits to being heavily influenced by two 1960s movie classics, Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt” and Ingmar Bergman’s “Persona,” starring Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, respectively.
Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt” Trailer
Ingmar Bergman ‘Persona’ Trailer