There is a Woman Texting in Front of Dark Horse
Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko and Nina Konnemann
2013, HD, 7 Minutes


The window of room 8309 at Super8 Hotel on Spadina Ave perfectly frames an unexceptional
view – an intersection with a corner coffee shop. There is a Woman Texting in Front of the
Dark Horse investigates this site, adding a layer of narrative tension to a nonfictional,
photographic depiction of an actual location. A frantic telephone dialogue seems to direct
the camera’s gaze as a sense of real-time surveillance is upset by jump cuts and repeated
moments, creating a narrative with simultaneously amusing and sinister undertones.

Screening History:

Schalten und Walten, Colgone, Germany – October 14, 2016
CineCycle , Toronto – March 5, 2016
Mothlight Microcinema, Detroit – November 6, 2015