Larry SultanUSAVisual Arts2000
In Memoriam: 1946-2010

For the past 2 years I’ve been photographing the sets and behind the scenes of adult films shot in suburban homes in Los Angles where I grew up. I’ve also been mining these films for still images that inadvertently reveal the gestures, rituals and scenes of domestic life. At Civitella I was able to stand back from this stack of images and, like pulling in a net, discover what it is that I’ve caught. I had wondrous, uninterrupted days of editing, sequencing, writing and walking, what seemed like all the time in the world to explore that fertile field that lies between the ordinary and the transgressive. All this and fireflies too.