- Part of...Mark Lewis: Howlin' Wolf
- Gallery 2
Jay's Garden, Malibu follows the constant meandering of a camera through a lush, tropical garden. On closer inspection, a number of porn stars can be seen wandering around and Lewis' gaze drifts from the sexual metaphors hidden in the rich foliage to the suggestively dressed actors, and back again.
The artist carefully choreographed the scenes, directing the actors and placing bunches of grapes at a key moment of the film as a direct reference to Bacchus, the mythological god of revelry. The colourful Californian landscape (designed by landscape designer to the stars Jay Griffith) provides a stark contrast to the dreary backstreets depicted in Lawson Estate and Churchyard Row.
2001, Super 35mm transferred to DVD