by Beiatrix Pedrasa
I created an ironic shrine to Tommy Wiseau, creator of The Room, which is heralded to be the worst movie of all time. Wiseau’s work is so bad it’s good—so I created a Christ-like effigy of Wiseau with a gilded suit, colorfully collaged luscious locks, and iridescent glasses that reflect his visionary nature. Elements from his film, The Room, for which he was a writer, director, producer, and starring actor of, are incorporated, such as the background of a bed of roses (roses are a huge motif in the movie), the football he holds (he repeatedly plays football with people at very short distances, at one point in a tuxedo for unknown reasons), and a halo made out of spoons (from a scene where there is an intense close-up shot of a spoon, the significance of which remains unexplained). Despite its utter absurdity, Wiseau’s film has special significance to me, as I associate it with memories of camaraderie and laughter I get every time I’ve seen it with friends.