A Prayer for Nettie dramatizes the death of an elderly woman who was Cumming's photographic model from 1982 to 1993. The tape presents an improvised series of prayers and memoirs offered in memory of Nettie Harris by people who knew her and some who did not. In its ambiguous mix of tenderness and aggression, A Prayer for Nettie extends the traditions of the absurd.
Direction - Image - Sound - Editing - Production
Albert Ross Smith and Raymond Beaudoin