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Sydney & Kim

Hazel Katz MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 12 - May 19, 2023
Reception: May 13, 8:30 p.m.
By appointment:
Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility, UC San Diego

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Sydney & Kim is a short 16mm film about the demise of a close friendship, exploring how sickness and debility transform what we hold most dear. After 25-year old Sydney is released from the hospital following a major facial surgery, her best friend Kim cares for her at a motel during her recovery. As Kim’s flirtation with the motel manager escalates, Sydney’s resentment begins to boil over. Through intimate moments in their motel room, Sydney and Kim navigate the implicit expectations of their friendship.