A Strange New Beauty
2017, 50:00 min

Texts | Images | Video

A disturbing intrusion into the luxurious homes of Silicon Valley. Using an aggressive soundtrack and a full frame often fractured into small rectangles covered by text, Silver reveals a deafening violence behind the glittering beauty and deceptively calm of this suburban landscape. There is no human presence, but the homes seem to contain a memory of disturbing events, to bear the traces of a savagery just offscreen.  Charlotte Selb, Revue 24 Images

written, directed, edited: Shelly Silver

voices: Liza Birkenmeier, Shelly Silver, Kathy High. Coby Kennedy, Kambui Olujimi, Kathleen Tolan, Ken Kobland, Kate Valk, Dawn Clements, Janaki Ranpura, Amy Quan Barry

sound mix: Mike Degen, Stimulant Sound
editing consultants: Ed Bowes, Cassandra Guan

selected exhibitions
Cinéma du Réel (World Premiere)
DokLeipzig (German Premiere)
Argos Centre for Art and Media, Belgium
Filmladen, Kassel, Germany
Kino Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
Lenfest Center for the Arts, NYC
Microscope Gallery, NYC