Title: MÔNOSIS / MONOSIS, 2020
Excerpt from How To Live Together by Roland Barthes. Session of March 23, 1977. Pages 93-96.
HD Single Channel Video
Audio Management JG Thirlwell
MÔNOSIS / MONOSIS is the second of 5 short films created in 2020-21 in collaboration with acclaimed actor Bill Sage during the pandemic of 2020. Each chapter is a performative reading as monologue from French philosopher Roland Barthes lecture series How To Live Together, published in 1977 on social living formats of ideorrythmic living as a response to the human experience and ethics of citizenry in states of isolation, disenfranchisement and societal upheaval in 2020. The series of films are each around 10 minutes long and vignettes of stream of consciousness imagery inspired by Barthes text material for Bill Sage's monolgue reading performance, the agency of societal transformation and documentation ofthe artists living through the pandemic in New Yo0rk, one of the hardest hit cities in the world.
The first film, Utopie/Utopia was part of Senstad's solo exhibition How We Live Together at Yi Gallery in New York, July - Sept 2020 and the group exhibiton Art's New Natures - Digital Dynamics in Nordic Art on Streamingmuseum.org fall Aug - Nov 2020.
Utopie / Utopia has been selected as an award winner on the Toronto Film Channel Festival, streamed on Dec 21, 2020.
Bill Sage has appeared in over 40 films. TV and stage productions. Films include American Psycho, Boiler Room, I Shot Andy Warhol, The Insider, Boardwalk Empire and numerous Hal Hartlet films who is a long time collaborator of Sage.