Diana Michener (1940, Boston, EUA)
Göttingen, Hatje Cantz, 2009
ISBN 13 – 9783865217134
Adopting the form of a flip book, Sweethearts presents a sequence of film stills which segue through a series of theatrical moments set on a domestic stage. The actors appear in banal moments of daily life and animated moments of conflict to offer an intimate exploration of the vagaries of love and life.
“This work in another form was shown at The New York Film Festival in 1982. It still remains, for me, a study in indecision. The Sweethearts are emblematic of that thing that can exist between couples, when one can not assume the persona of the other.”