In Seeing Red, three elements run parallel, overlap, diverge, lock horns and in various other ways give voice to the notion that a color, a melody, or a person has multiple characteristics that cannot be grasped by, or understood within, a simple framework.
One element is purely visual.
One is very verbal and minimally visual.
One is purely musical.
So is red the color of a fire truck or a ruby, of rust or a
rose, of blood or a brick?
"Su Friedrich once again stands out from the crowd. Despite her quarter-century�s experience in making intensely self-revelatory, formally complex films, nothing less than a professional crisis drove her to start a video diary [and] she has mulled over her pained monologues until they have taken on a musical form...Sometimes bracingly expressive, sometimes serenely beautiful, the outdoor images interrupt and tease, echo and comment upon Ms. Friedrich�s bedroom outpourings, putting them into their artistic place�"
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