THE DARK, DEBRA

DINA YANNI

2020

THE DARK, DEBRA

SYNOPSIS :

Debra Paget is sad, lonely and can’t stop worrying. Will she ultimately have to face her own ghosts?

„The Dark, Debra“ references Mark Robinson’s „The Dark, Krystle“ (2013) and develops a related narrative of a woman in a state of unrest and seclusion. Through digital editing and image modification, Debra Paget – cast in a supporting role in the original sample – is featured as the sole character. Part experimental fiction, part remake, supercut and music video, „The Dark, Debra“ seeks to reveal the fixed concepts applied to Debra Paget’s Hollywood persona and to produce more ambiguous notions of identity, intention and subversion.



BIOGRAPHY :

Dina Yanni is a Vienna based video artist and researcher. She uses „found footage“ from the vast archive of popular culture as a means to reveal and comment on hidden subtexts of that material through editing, montage, and glitching. Her work has been featured in experimental and underground film festivals internationally.