Archive of films Art and Theft / Art and Theft
2017, 7 min
This rich collage of shots, drawn from security camera images, pop culture, political newscasts, and even medieval art, is a playful exploration of the boundaries and character of everyday narratives.
According to one study, the average burglary takes less than eight minutes. Sara Magenheimer structures her short film based on this finding, editing it down to exactly 7 minutes and 22 seconds. Under this format she creates a rich collage drawn from security camera images, pop culture, political newscasts, and even medieval art. The result is a playful exploration of the boundaries and character of everyday narratives.
About the director
Sara Magenheimer (b. 1981, USA). Selected filmography: Nothing Comes from Talking (But Sound) (2012), One Vast Focus (2013), Seven Signs That Mean Silence (2013), Slow Zoom Long Pause (2014), The Rhythm of Plain White (2014), Which Arbitrary Thing Are You (2014)