Jeremiah Kipp’s New Short, Drool, is Art for Art’s Sake!!
Filmmaker Jeremiah Kipp, who also made the moving short, CRESTFALLEN (my review here) and CONTACT (my review here), is back with a new short film titled DROOL that he made in collaboration with some fellow artists over at The Mandragoras Project. Here’s what The Mandragoras Project is all about:
Mandragoras is an organization of young entrepreneurs dedicated to the research, experimentation, and promotion of new approaches in theater. We aim to be a solution for the lack of full sponsorship and support to young and underground ensembles on the research and exploration of theater beyond its entertainment value.
We underline the relevance of a conceptual understanding in terms of collaboration, space installation, and production within a creative environment where roles are not conventionally predetermined. Our commitment is to collaborate in depth with multidisciplinary artists and processes that would not fit the formal and conceptual boundaries of contemporary theater, requiring a development of new strategies to compose, rehearse, and deliver a performance experience that moves beyond the traditional relationship with our audience.
As Kipp himself puts it, “it’s ‘Art’ for ‘Art’s’ sake.” Well the short film he sent me over, DROOL, may be experimental, but it’s also an incredibly haunting and at times nightmarish piece. Instead of trying to describe what it’s all about (which I think I’d fuck up anyway), I asked Kipp if it’d be okay to post the short on anythinghorror.com and he gave me the thumbs up. So here it is, DROOL:
As well as being haunting and nightmarish (with an amazing soundtrack), DROOL is also extremely erotic, although you can’t really pinpoint where the eroticism comes from. This is a great short and is expertly edited to make us feel uncomfortable and voyeur-ish. Great job Kipp and gang!!
What do you think of it?