Bombshell is being presented as part of CAFKA 16. The video projection will be screened May 28th to June 26th at 152 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario: 8:30 - 11 PM.
Lisa Birke's participation in CAFKA.16 has been made possible with the support of Christie.
Bombshell plays with the cinematic cliché of the hero passively walking away from a deadly explosion transpiring in the background in an unflinching walk. Usually a stoic and emotionless male, our hero has been replaced in “Bombshell” by a sequence of stereotypical female types. A milkmaid, fairy, business woman and a housewife turned superhero systematically and subversively challenge this trope in a series of playful yet explosive vignettes.
Lisa Birke would like to extend special thanks to Christie and CAFKA for supporting this project as well as Jean Stevenson for allowing Lisa to spill her (fake) blood on her farm.
Licenced Video Clips:
Used as background in the “truck/laundry/super hero” sequence:
Getty Images: “MS tanker truck falling on road and exploding”, #: 9001-47: Warner Bros. Entertainment. 00:01:35:14. Licensed under Rights-ready.
Used as background element in the “business” sequence
Shutterstock: 1868527 – “Building implosion wide shot”: Francois Arseneault. 0:27. Licensed under a Shutterstock Footage Use License
Special effect elements:
Composited special effects/explosion elements by “Action Essentials”. Action Essentials 2 is a collection of stock footage elements for compositing by © 2005 - 2016 Video Copilot and Final Image Inc.
The following sound effects purchased from Sounddogs.com under a royalty-free synchronization rights license:
100543- International SFX Library: “ANIMAL, COW, HAND MILKING, START, EMPTY PAIL”; A vintage recording selection. 5.77
304088- Digiffects: “COW - MILKING - MANUAL - INTERNAL - MAMMAL - VERSION 2”; COW_MILKING_MANU_D1307101. 5.60
309868- SoundStorm _SS _SDC: “Animals - Farm Animals - Ext - Various POVs - Medium POV Turkey, Ducks & Goats, Close-Up Turkey, Off-Stage Goats & Chicken, Single Rooster Crows 4x, Close-Up & MCU with Occasional Small Chicken Peeps”; Animals_Farm_Ani_31489001. 5.07
782508- Michael McDonough: “Animals, Farm - Animals Cow Moo Inside Barn Good”; Animals_Farm_AnimalsCowMooIns. 4.48
1212125- SoundRangers: “Animals: Pig - Pig, Farmyard, Swine, Animal, Snort, Squeal, Grunt, Trough, Piglet”; Pigs_Grunting_Screaming_04. 6.26
523247- NoiseFuel: “Explosion with Massive Metal Debris 2”; Explosion_Debris-EA_149. 5.06
523263- NoiseFuel: “Explosion with Massive Debris and Fire 2”; Explosion_Debris-EA_165. 7.24
192270- Crash and Burn: “EXPLOSION LARGE MASSIVE SWEEPING EXPLOSION”; EXPLOSION_LARGE__CRB18001. 4.32
192284- Crash and Burn: “EXPLOSION OIL TRUCK OIL TRUCK EXPLOSION”; EXPLOSION_OIL_TR_CRB18401. 5.17
Angelic “bread song” remixed from:
Freesound.org: Capella Ducis, Quercus quartet, recorded by klankbeeld. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License.
Other sound effects are public domain, accessed from freesounds.org and licensed under the Creative Commons 0 License.
All other footage and sound by the artist.