Super Duper Close Up

Conceived,Written,Performed by Jess Latowicki/2019/Performer-Camera Operator

Commissioned by Cambridge Junction, The Yard, and Theatre in the Mill. Supported by Arts Council England.

Super Duper Close Up tells the story of a 21st century woman’s journey through a labyrinth of click-bait and pop cliché and via an infinite stream of frozen pouts and desperate smiles.

An explosion of live film-making, hypnotic movement and looping memoir fiction, it asks: what’s a girl to do? How is everything so perfect yet coming apart at the seams? And whose damned fault is it? Drenched in the fake light of a thousand insta-filters, Super Duper Close Up flutters its eyelids at you and howls its furious questions at the moon. And of course, at you.

Are you ready for your close-up?

'Super Duper Close Up tells the story of a 21st century woman’s journey through a labyrinth of click-bait and pop cliché and via an infinite stream of frozen pouts and desperate smiles.....

All of this is shot with consummate skill by Valentina Formenti, who successfully corrals Latowicki’s often spasmodic movements to create a perfect imitation of an 80s/90s one-woman pop video.'

Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones

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