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“The late visionary animator and painter Suzan Pitt’s eighteen-minute masterpiece ASPARAGUS (1979) is an immersive and surreal psychosexual fantasia, with an aesthetic best described by curator and writer Haden Guest as ‘thirties Deco meets fifties Googie meets Memphis-style retro-futurism.’ A heavenly fever dream, which played on a double bill for years with ERASERHEAD!” —Hillary W, social media
Directed by Suzan Pitt • 1979 • United States
Suzan Pitt's animated short throws open the doors of perception onto a shape-shifting vision of polymorphous sexuality. A landmark in the history of independent animation, ASPARAGUS is a mesmerizing exploration of the artist's inner world, and a viewing experience like no other.