Cwynar’s film Rose Gold focuses on Apple’s Rose Gold i Phone, tracking how the phone acts as a talisman of desire for objects, people, power, and money.The film considers how individuals — the artist is one of its protagonists – negotiate complicated feelings of love and hate for commercial objects and how features such as touch and 3D resonate directly with the user’s emotions and imagination.Rose Gold is a research-oriented meditation on the emotional impact of color: how color can manifest desire.It has the tone and structure of an educational film, like the National Film Board of Canada documentaries produced in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Sara Cwynar (Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1985) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
The title is used as a starting point to think about other “rose” things, about how color is used to code liberation movements around the world, and how it is used as a selling device.
The artist looks at Melamine, a line of plastic kitchenware introduced in the 1950s that was produced in bright colors with names like chartreuse, golden rod, and blue rose.
Paul Simon tribute from this past summer is back at The Acoustic for a unforgettable night.
Jeff Bowen and friends will be taking on Simon & Garfunkel's Live in Central Park along with some other deep tracks.