Spartacus Chetwynd b. 1973
Hermitos Children (2009)
Duration: 20 mins

Spartacus Chetwynd's Hermito's Children is presented on a wall of monitors, it is a bonkers ride into a zone where trash television meets raunchy underground culture; where transgender detectives investigate the case of a girl who died of too many orgasms on a dildo see-saw, to a soundtrack swinging between death metal and lisped monologues about opening a Jewish restaurant (Chetwynd ran an improvised Jewish restaurant during the making of her film, channeling the experience into her recorded scenario.) - from Frieze review of the Tate Triennial 2009


"In 'Hermitos Children' I was referencing Pasolini's 'Acetone' (1961). I tried to film a narrative in front of the live performance events. For example a character would say something in front of the chaotic events going on behind them. In this way documenting the performances I produced in the year 2008 and making them into a continuous narrative." -- Spartacus Chetwynd


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"Ten Women Who Use Film" curated by Jennifer Higgie