She Carries the Holiday in Her Eyes

She Carries the Holiday in Her Eyes (2023)
4 min., silent

Performers: Barbara Friedman and Laetitia Mikles

A picture of parallels and swirls, two women touch with eyes closed, use cameras in motion, discover a holiday of optics. “I have seen an individual, whose manners, though wholly within the conventions of elegant society, were never learned there, but were original and commanding, and held out protection and prosperity; one who did not need the aid of a court-suit, but carried the holiday in his eye.” – from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Manners”

Filmed at Yaddo
Saratoga Springs, NY