Director: Ronnie Cramer
United States, 2004, 7 min
Sales:Ronnie Cramer - Denver, CO - T: 303-778-6264
Email:ronnie AT cramer.org
PILLOW GIRL was originally a sound-art work created for the February 2004 Risque Invitational at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Musician/Artist Ronnie Cramer scanned the covers and inside pages of a number of lurid, vintage paperbacks and magazines, then ran the collected image and text data through a variety of synthesizers. The resulting sound files were then processed and remixed into a collection of electronic soundscapes called Pillow Girl and Other Songs of Romance. One of these 'songs' was used for the soundtrack for the Pillow Girl film. The recently completed visual portion of the film makes use of the covers themselves, with one illustrated figure morphing into the next every two seconds (each cover is visible in its original state for only 1/30th of a second). During the course of the film, over 200 covers are presented in this fashion.
About the director
Artist/Musician/Filmmaker Ronnie Cramer has been active in the arts community for over thirty years. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and other venues across the country, his music has achieved airplay on over 100 radio stations nationwide and his critically-acclaimed films have been screened at festivals around the world. He has also been featured as a guest lecturer on art and media at numerous museums and universities.