Richard Foreman b. 1937
Once Every Day (2012)
The goal, for Foreman, is not to induce pleasure, but rather to demand acute - even obsessive - attention in his viewers, something that is "easier (to achieve) in art than in life." Favoring abstraction over narrative, the film is most striking for the emptiness of its signs. A woman's feet, clad in high heels and bound together with rope, or the stern face of an old man, do not necessarily signify anything outside of themselves. The effect falls anywhere between refreshingly liberating, mildly amusing, and stalwartly infuriating.
--Emma Meyers, Film Comment