“exorcisms and other supplications” occurs within the Patron Saint. universe, but imbued with new aesthetic challenges: positive space and the inequality that accompanies the historic concept of “utopia”.
Using Le Corbusier’s Radiant City as a microcosm for the inequality that accompanies utopian principles of design, the film places Jamall Osterholm’s garments as a futurist and ethnogothic answer to historically flawed elysian strategies.
“exorcisms” employs the backdrop of religiosity (possession and exorcism) to advance a conversation around race and gender. The design of the film mirrors that of Le Corbusier’s work within ecclesiastical space, specifically the Ronchamp Chapel. Mirroring a national conflation of secular and religious spaces and the racist and colonial underpinnings of Christian faith. systems, “exorcisms” is an aesthetic and experimental crisis of faith around national monolithic governing structures.www.geordenewest.com