House Fuck

In 2008, I took my first film class with Thomas Comerford, and at the end of the semester I photographed this, my first seriously considered 16mm film. You can see (and read about) the raw footage in my original blog post.

In the following years, I worked on this film in almost every film class at SAIC. I used this movie to learn A/B rolling, working with ProTools, making an optical soundtrack, and contact printing a married final print.

House Fuck is a 16mm lust letter to the textures of antiquity, the sensation of home, and the sounds of my radiator. House Fuck is about touching surfaces. House Fuck is an erotic encounter with personal space. The full film runs 5.5 minutes long, and is not represented in its entirety here. If you really really want to see the whole thing, send me an email and swear to me you understand the difference between watching a film on Vimeo and watching it in a theater setting on celluloid and maybe I'll give you the secret password (you pervert).


My friend Andy Roche invited me to be a visiting artist in his current class at DePaul. I showed four films and talked at length about my relationship to those works and my thoughts on film in general. Andy said some very nice things about me and his students were attentive and polite; I had a great time.

In other news, my friend Nicki Yowell is putting together a multiplatform, multimedia art book project thing that is cool and that you should know about. It's called Lightness & Darkness, there's a benefit party this Saturday, and their Kickstarter needs help as well. Art friends! Art friends!


  1. Password? Girl please, I can watch that whole thing bootleg via your visiting artist talk.

  2. Hey. I met you at the Sheridan Red Line stop Wednesday night (2/8/12). Sorry. Didn't mean to startle you. I look forward to picking up your compilation at Quimby's. I am very interested in Trubble Club.

    1. Hi John! Thanks for saying hello. I was only a little startled, and more excited that somebody recognized me. I like your work a lot. If you have questions about Trubble Club, you can email me at lyra.lou (AT) gmail.


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