• Althea Thauberger

    Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

    Sky, Kory, Aleta, and Reese, the four teenage girls who star in Althea Thauberger’s video A Memory Lasts Forever, 2004, could very well be a high-school alterna- folk band, with the artist acting as their shadowy Svengali. But while Thauberger casts her young charges in glowing light and allows them to costume themselves in stylish junior garb, the artist’s intentions are worlds away from those of a record-company flack. We encounter the quartet poolside, on a drunken summer night in a landscaped suburban backyard. As is often the trope in teen movies, parents are absent. We watch as the friends

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