One of the first presentations of this new work by artist David Krippendorf, who explores the connection between glamour and power, eroticism and political ideology. Blame combines footage from the famous 1945 American film noir, 'Gilda', with a reworking of the sensual strip tease number Put the Blame on Mame. The resulting dance-macabre -that transforms Rita Hayworth into an almost demonic Joan of Art - is set against explosions of fire that recall the use of 'Gilda' as the nickname for one of the first atomic bombs.
David Krippendorf
Countries of production
USA, Germany
Production Year
Festival Edition
IFFR 2003