(Suzan Pitt, 1985, 3 min)
ESO-S is an unfinished black and white 16mm segment using cel animation which was rotoscoped from footage of actor Guy Mitchison. Never shown before in a theatrical setting, the pieces were shown on two screens in several downtown clubs with live music by The Lounge Lizards in the mid-eighties. The film is concerned with the suicide of a businessman who sells his soul, dying on a Broadway sidewalk in New York City. The 8mm film stock which was used for the live action was called “ESO-S” which mirrors the film’s theme of the signal SOS or ”save our souls”.
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