Camp, Fire

Camp, Fire

Curated by Astria Suparak
For Pratt Film Series, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
April 26, 2000


The Apparent Trap, Julie Zando, 1999, video, 24 min.
Zando investigates the submerged issues of sexuality and subjectivity in the 1961 Walt Disney film “The Parent Trap.” Summer camp is the site of adolescent sexual experimentation and initiation into adult social roles.

4 Ways he tried to tell you, Jennet Thomas (UK), 1999, video, 7 min.
“The thing that won’t go away, it has been trying to contact me by altering bits of my reality for several years now and this 7 minutes is a clear demonstration of that… I’m not sure if it’s dead now, we’ll just have to see.”

No Sunshine, Bjørn Melhus (Germany), 1997, video, 6 min.
The soundtrack is derived from the childhood voices of early Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder songs.

Ass Dance, Cathy Cook (Brooklyn), 2000, video transferred to 16mm, 30 sec.

The Match That Started My Fire, Cathy Cook, 1991, 16mm, 19 min.

Bust Up, Cathy Cook, 1989, 16mm, 7 min.

Self-Reflecting, Kirsten Stoltmann, 1999, video. 1:05 min.

Gorgeous Operation, Jennet Thomas, 1996, Super and Single 8mm film to video, 8 min.