CLUB PARADISE 2017-2019
.…don’t be a tourist: vacation culture, capitalism, consciousness.
In collaboration with Jeff Crouch 2017-2019
Club Paradise: A fictional resort advertisement suggests memory and nostalgia used by corporate interests in vacation industry produce a workers’ consciousness tolerant of capitalist slavery. Blaine Reininger music. Performer Destany Foley.
Cabo Peligro: Surrounded by a burning world at war with itself, only vacation sites are conflict free. Here we encounter an on-call AI mixologist crafting custom memory enhancing drinks for vacationing workers. Rafael Gonzalez music and photographs. Performer Destany Foley.
Last Exit: The noir 1945 Club Paradise remix, released the same year the US bombed Hiroshima, becomes a romantic vacation comedy that comments on propaganda and perception. Jeff Crouch music.
Trouble in Club Paradise: Death, drugs, drunkeness, disaster… polaroids reimagine notorious vacations from literature, news and film on Lake Wequaquet, Cape Cod. Complete series @UnlikelyStories https://www.unlikelystories.org/content/trouble-in-club-paradise
LINKS TO CLUB PARADISE ONLINE:
Blue Souvenir: memory and wampum, vacation and consciousness, Club Paradise, cyanotype prints, https://the-otolith.blogspot.com/2019/02/cecelia-chapman.html in print, http://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-young-editor/otoliths-issue-fifty-three-part-two/paperback/product-24089468.html
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