Full running time: 9min
Actor, Jeremy Earls played the role of the Landlord
Makeup by Cayce Helm McManus
Avril Corroon’s video work ‘Fresh Paint on the Walls’, is a satirical take on the private rental market, gentrification, and the increasing difficulty of living in the neoliberal city. The voice-over narration theorises on the motives behind the capitalist and patriarchal landlord’s widespread use of magnolia coloured paint in rental accommodation. By revising the current rental market through the landlord’s absurd habits, ‘Fresh Paint on the Walls’ estranges the reality of the situation where housing is seen as a commodity over social need.