Lindsay Lohan is back in the spotlight (for all the right reasons) thanks to Gagosian-represented artist Richard Phillips. His short films show an appealing side of Lohan that we haven’t seen since perhaps The Parent Trap. Phillips’ latest film, First Point, debuts at Art Unlimited at Art Basel.
First Point—Phillips’ third film—is a collaboration between the artist, Lindsay Lohan, and the legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele. The film visits two locations: a private beach surf compound and Malibu’s iconic Surfrider Beach, accessible to the public, which boasts some of California’s most perfect waves. First Point presents a postmodern take on the surf film genre through an abstract framework of imagery in which the actress engages in cinema performance tropes inspired by contemporary film noir. Eerie nocturnal imagery is juxtaposed with surf sequences performed by female pro-surfer Kassia Meador (who is featured as Lohan’s acknowledged stunt double) and by Lohan herself (via Gagosian)
In other words: a montage of Lohan looking pensive at the beach on an overcast day while her stunt double rides a longboard.
Check out the previous Phillips film entitled Lindsay Lohan, which debuted at the Venice Biennial in 2011.