My Best Thing

My Best Thing

First exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale, Frances Stark’s My Best Thing (2011) is a feature-length video produced using a text-to-speech animation program. It is based on video chats about sex that Stark conducted with two Italian suitors. The conversations rapidly devolve—or should we say, evolve—into larger discussions on a variety of topics, leading to intimate ephemeral and intellectual engagement. A Q&A with Frances Stark follows the screening. (Frances Stark, My Best Thing, 2011. Digital video, color, sound. 100 min. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchase. Image courtesy of Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York.)

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