Ruby Justice Thelot
Ruby Justice Thelot is an artist, writer and cyberthnographer based in New York. He is the author of “(stonemilker)” and the founder of the creative research and design studio 13101401 inc. His work focuses on the interactions between humans and artificial intelligence, the metaverse and the implications of being-on-line. He has given talks and shown works in Tallinn, Berlin and Abuja, among other places.
“Untitled (A Single Spar)tan Girl)” is a short film deconstructing a foundational tale of the Western canon, that of the Trojan War. “Untitled” rejects the mainstream narrative that it was caused by “a single Spartan girl” and weaves in other accounts from Sappho, her lover Paris, Herodotus, the first historian, and an imagined account from Helen herself. By reappropriating the text, “Untitled” rejects the uniglossality of history in favor of a polyglossal approach mirrored in the spoken poem.
First time filmmaker
Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
Historical, Poetry, Experimental
3 minutes 4 seconds
January 31, 2023
Yes - Parsons School of Design