Wake Me Up When It's Gold Again, 2016
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Single-channel video, TRT 07:19 min
The story starts off as a sci-fi narrative which freezes humans in a cryogenic container to preserve our civilization in the time of apocalypse with the hope of encountering new civilization many years after on earth. The narration quickly transforms into multiple voices narrating short letters to their friends discussing their feelings and hopes before going into the cryogenic containers. The images follow various people engaged in diverse absurd human activities including swimming as sharks, hitting a pizza piñata, and flushing nasal passages with a Neti Pot. The piece reflects the difficult summer of 2016 where waves of terror and police shootings dominated our news while the US presidential election was veering into strange territory. Also some people might call it just another “Skowhegan” video.