For You Can’t Get There From Here (Redux), Liss Platt “performs” the projection of a short film by continuously pedaling a custom-built bicycle to power a 16mm film projector. You Can’t Get There From Here is a short experimental documentary and kinetic scrapbook about being sixteen. Cacophonous, contradictory, and constantly on the move, this coming-of-age story is rife with burgeoning queer desire, adolescent rebelliousness, and family crisis. The film offers a collage of abstracted images (framed by the inconsistent projection speed) that investigate adolescence, family, and memory. Following the performance, viewers will also be able to try pedalling the custom-built bicycle for themselves.
Liss Platt is a media artist whose works take the form of photographs, videotapes, films, websites, performances, and installations. Her artwork combines personal narrative, critical analysis, humour, and gender politics to explore how we come to understand ourselves within the world. Her work has been exhibited and screened throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.