Magnetic Resonance (2018)

A Film by Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill 

digital Video

5.5 minutes


Detours & Fences Video Twelve

Detours & Fences is a twelve-part video series by Malic Amalya, created from 2012-2015.

In psychoanalytic theory, a dream of a fallen tooth represents fears of castration. In Magnetic Resonance, a cicada falls to its death and New Wave musician Marc Almond falls to the feet of Clint Ruin; a tooth stands in for a brain tumor and the naked legs and tucked bodies of filmmakers Malic Amalya and Nathan Hill on a sheet-less mattress stand in for Almond and Ruin's performance on stage. "Castrated" queer bodies become conduits of pull, attraction, & magnetism.