“An ingenious, surprisingly intense short video called “Black Out.” In it the blindfolded artist delivers an episodic account of a bad-trip, club-hopping night on the town, as friends pop into the frame from the side to hand her drinks and cigarettes and act out parts of the story. When Ms. Begien breaks down toward the end of the film, it’s hard to tell whether she’s laughing or crying. Both responses make sense.”

Holland Cotter, The New York Times, March 16, 2007

Artist’s Website

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Cathy Begien (2007)

Selected Bibliography

Carla Acevedo-Yates, "Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video," ARTPULSE, November 1, 2009

New York Times, Holland Cotter, March 16, 2007

Cathy Begien

Interview with the Hopeless and the Life Story of the Romantic

Interview with the Hopeless and the Life Story of the Romantic, 2006

Separated by Death

Separated by Death, 2006

Call Waiting

Call Waiting, 2005

Relative Distance

Relative Distance, 2005

Black Out

Black Out, 2004

Rodriguez vs. Begien

Rodriguez vs. Begien, 2004

My Favorites

My Favorites, 2004

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