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Edward Rankus‘ latest video Thorns vs. Roses is now being distributed by the Video Data Bank.

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Thorns vs. Roses (A video by Edward Rankus 13.5 minutes 2014)

A collage piece. Oppositions of agony & ecstasy are explored. Morticia trims yet another rose stem, while Bugs Bunny takes up Zen. Guilt-wracked, a nun tries furtively to cleanse herself of imagined sin. Or attain spiritual release. Various divas flail to no avail. Lips, lipstick, frozen lips. Shakuhachi music by Chris Moran sets the mood, when there isn’t a thunderstorm raging.







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