The video project Viable Option is a series discussing my experience in Chicago volunteering for my father’s grassroots mayoral campaign. Using documentary footage, cinematic reenactments within painted sets referencing films such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Taxi Driver, and public performances, the project takes a look at issues of authenticity in regards to political theater, artistic endeavors, and familial ties. The 24:41 minute film Viable Option is also accompanied by series of drawing installations, photographic collages, sculptures, and performances.
Esteban del Valle
original music by Kid Called Computer
Viable Option (final film completed in 2015)