Consciousness, Understanding ‘N’ Trust


Ventriloquism, lip-synching, and appropriation all play subversive roles in the post-feminist retro-spoof, Consciousness, Understanding ‘N’ Trust. In it I play a quirky cast of characters including a Betty Crocker brunette, a soap-opera blonde and an air-head redhead as they become aware of their collective subjugation as women. The consciousness raising dialogue comes from varied sources including Laura Cottingham’s feminist documentary Not For Sale; the 1975 film The Stepford Wives; Hal Hartley’s Trust; and 60s musical Bye Bye Birdie.

duration: 6 min