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16mm Experimental Performance Film, 6 minutes, 1999 
Co-directed by Joseph Ravens

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 includes a sound collage which mocks our futile attempts to prolong life, and the magnificent elixirs we put our hopes into.


All images & text © 2020
Danièle Wilmouth & Joseph Ravens


Producer / Director / Performer                Joseph Ravens                     

Director / Cinematographer / Editor          Danièle Wilmouth        


Sound Recording                                      

Sound Collage & Mix                                 Danièle Wilmouth


Sculptural Object Fabrication                   Joseph Ravens                       

Production Assistant                                  Paul                                  

Denise DiPrima & Paul Simons

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