Mesmerizing Journey: Hyperallergic Reviews Jodie Mack's The Grand Bizarre

The Grand Bizarre by Jodie Mack (image courtesy Jodie Mack) | "Hyperallergic"
The Grand Bizarre by Jodie Mack (image courtesy Jodie Mack) | "Hyperallergic"

Hyperallergic covered Jodie Mack's (MFA 2007) film The Grand Bizarre, which was recently screened at the New York Film Festival.

The article describes the film, which was shot on a grainy 16 mm film stock as having “an organic, lightweight quality." There is mention of how the film examined notions of the future and what constitutes this future: “increased travel, globalization, endless repetition, and mechanical processes.” With footage shot in countries as far apart as China, Greece, New Zealand, India, and Turkey, Mack uses fabric to explore the “knotty issues around globalization.” Hyperallergic calls the film, "a travelogue and modern-day reflection of our impact in and connection to the rest of the world."