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SNOW IN THE
PORTRAIT
OF EYES

2005




"The DVD of "Snow in the Portrait of Eyes" is incredible, a full-length video art piece which takes us into a strange world (part Peter Greenaway, part Matthew Barney, part John Bock) in which an author, Pinzy Merton, is rejected by publishers, queer-bashed, addressed by 18th century characters in periwigs, speaks to the camera out of lip-synch, sings Slow Ghost songs, shows us his paintings and poems and photographs, inserts inter-titles like "Pawny a little lesser swims through the sea," and travels through snowy landscapes. It's all ravishingly strange and beautiful, and makes me think that its creator, Brian Szente, might become an important artist in the future. If I were a billionaire philanthropist he'd already have a million dollars for his next project, and if I were a curator I'd put him in a big show - a show about beauty and its return in an ugly age."

- Momus (musician, artist and author)

Pinzy Merton Productions