Dating and Its Discontents | Chicago Reader

Dating and Its Discontents

In the longest of these eight works, Georgina Garcia Riedel's video One Night It Happened (2001), a couple paw each other unconvincingly in a cab. Finding themselves locked out of her apartment, they grapple some more in the elevator and on the rooftop. In Nora Malone's video Drinking Raoule (2002), a woman talks in voice-over about rejecting a guy for making a sexist remark, but it's not clear what this has to do with the sensuous, soft-focus close-ups of body parts on the screen. In Alice Wu's clever video Trick or Treat (2002), a little boy left home alone dons a fright mask and joins his baffled upstairs neighbors, recent immigrants from Taiwan, for dinner. And Tanya Haden's video animation The Visit (2001) turns a dental appointment into an appealing spoof of romance fiction. 88 min.


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