Consciousness, Understanding ‘N’ Trust

2004

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 ranging from Laura Cottingham’s feminist documentary Not For Sale to 60s musical Bye Bye Birdie.

duration: 6 min