TOXIC PARK (synopsis)
A young girl finds herself trapped in the Amusement Park.
Her perceptions waver between reality and illusion. She find herself staring at the transformation of her own reflection into a robotic Avatar until the final disappearance of her body.
AXW-TOXIC PARK has great depth— What was your inspiration and how was this actually made?
– There seems to be a lot of social concerns in your works —please tell us about your creative process.
The relationship between the body and its representation in our children own perception of themselves is the question we are investigating in this video. We chose the Amusement Park as an environment where playing is equal to economic profit and children like a parody of adults become clown-like consumers. Here plastic reproductions of nature, cartoonish translations of animals, children pharmaceutical advertisement and robotic infants are constructing the imaginary world of our new generations.
The video is an experiment where documentary materials shot at different amusement parks, documentation from the web, advertisements and other sources are joined together to create a consistent place. Here the abandonment of the body’s direct relationship with the material world, the future of the eyes captured by virtual reality, and the consequences of child medication are at play. The lullaby “who should I give this baby to?” sang by the girl in the car ride to the park in the beginning of the film will become our question after the exit of the empty car in the final tunnel ride.
Another Experiment by Women Film Festival promotes and screens moving images in any media, made by women, that encourage critical thinking and dialogue.
News & Screenings:
- Berger Nissen (Expanded Cinema Performance) June 13
- Olivia Ciummo & Tara Merenda Nelson in PSYCHIC PANIC
- underground film journal (dot) com
- Issue #2 NON/FICTIONS ISSUE of CANYON CINEMAGAZINE, featurCANYON CINEMAGAZINE’s article on AXW Panel Discussion by COURTNEY FELLON
- CLAUDIA SIEFEN’s film – BEEN WAITING FOR YOU SO LONG- at M°BA CENTRAAL from June 9 – July 21, 2013
- 12/7/12 – AMERICAN DREAMS / NIGHTMARES curated by Noe Kidder
- 12/ 8 /12- JOEY HUERTAS AKA JANE PUBLIC AND SUZANA STANKOVIC at Mono No Aware
- 12/13, 14,15 – Lynne Sachs’ “Your Day is My Night”