Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams will screen at Howl! Happening (6 East 1st Street,NYC) as part of Eye From the Lower East Side: Dreaming is Free on April 29, 2016. The Godz, the legendary NYC psychedelic band will also perform and Adam Alexander will project visuals.
Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams, the seventh in a series of films by the Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers investigating various aporia of the creative life, premiered as an Official Selection of the Brownfish Film Festival at Cinema Village on November 3rd, 2012 and was nominated for Best Documentary. It was next screened along with Jo Boobs Teaches the Va-Va-Voom as part of a benefit for Occupy Sandy at The Delancey on November 13, 2012. Our film was then shown on May 24, 2013 as part of a Syndicate-only program at the Norwood Club's Sound & Vision series. Then it was screened as an Official Selection of the Beacon Independent Film Festival on September 18, 2013.
It will next be shown at the Sunview Luncheonette as part of a program of surreal films titled "Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film" on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 9 pm.
Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams is a surreal documentary film that compares the cinematic experience to dreaming. It was shot largely in the three-room tenement apartment of performance artist Marti Domination. When asked about the art she enjoys, Marti shares her interest in Surrealism and old Hollywood glamour. The film follows her comparing the cinematic experience to dreaming until she enters a dream within the film and bids the viewer a loving farewell.
Marti Domination is best known to cinephiles for her role as "Goodyear" in Matthew Barney's epic art film, Cremaster I. In the subterranean art world of New York's Lower East Side Marti has long been admired for her work with The Blacklips Performance Cult at the Pyramid Club; for fetish performances as part of the House of Domination (with Debbie Harry, Chi-Chi Valenti, etc); for her performances in some of the films of the Cinema of Transgression (like Dirty by Tessa Hughes Freeland); and as the vocalist of Beaut, a musical combo with her longtime partner, Mister Twinkle (formerly of Stiffs, Inc.).
Soundtrack for this film was provided by Beaut, recorded by Antony Hegarty, and adapted for the film by David Kavanaugh, Daniel Schanler, and Jeffrey Wengrofsky. Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams was written and directed by Jeffrey Wengrofsky, photographed by Brian Wengrofsky and David Kavanaugh, and edited by David Kavanaugh, Daniel Schanler, and Jeffrey Wengrofsky.