TRAPPN#127: Richard Phillips’ “Lindsay Lohan”
“Lindsay has an incredible emotional and physical presence on screen that holds an existential vulnerability, while harnessing the power of the transcendental—the moment in transition. She is able to connect with us past all of our memory and projection, expressing our own inner eminence.” -Richard Phillips
Aesthetic dissident (and tacky artist) Richard Phillips has just released a new 90-second short film in collaboration with the Gagosian Gallery, New York. It incorporates his career-long love of the classic tragic heroine. Lindsay Lohan is compelling here, for she is the current most famous tragic byproduct of drugs and paparazzi, failing in her career as an actress, but staying in the limelight following a series of downfalls. Phillips positions Lohan as a tableau-vivant; she becomes a portrait of her lost Los Angeles self, beautiful and transfixing, but empty. We have been invited by Phillips into Lohan’s calm fantasy world. I like it there.
I suspect that this project will continue with other starlets. How exciting!
Directed by: Richard Phillips and Taylor Steele
Director of Photography: Todd Heater
Costume Designer: Ellen Mirojnick
Creative Director: Dominic Sidhu
Art Director: Kyra Griffin
Editor: Haines Hall
Color mastering: Pascal Dangin for Boxmotion
Music: Tamaryn and Rex John Shelverton