Vertigo's (1958) cursed: Carlotta Valdes, and actress Kim Novak casted as Judy Barton, Madeleine Elster. It is a film of obsession, the unpredictable logic of dreams, and expectations. The experience of being directed in life, without having seen the script.
What are our experiences meant to be like? We're thrust into situations, and expected to act as if we know what to do or feel with them. The Curse of Carlotta Valdes explores these women who appear as if hexed. Looking for an unknown, bewitched.
Oil, gouache, gesso and paper meet in paintings of varied sizes interpreted from films. Captured moments of haunting, someone in trouble, something 'off'.