mock up for site specific video installation, 3:37, color, stereo
written, directed, shot and edited by Michele Jaquis
voiceovers read by Joyce Dallal, Michele Jaquis and Jeremy J. Quinn
compositing by Florent Raffray
funded in part by a 2010 Otis Faculty Development Grant
Watch documentation of this site specific video installation at: youtu.be/1Y9scs7A6l8 (See 11:12 - 14:52.)
Labor and Commerce is a montage of a surreal but sustainable labor practice in which goats clear an urban hillside, mixed with the sounds of city markets, recommendations for raising goats, and recollections from farm workers. The piece was born out of my fascination of witnessing the multiplicities of people, animals, vehicles, buildings all inhabiting, working and contributing to the life and economy of the city in the context of the sustainability and labor rights movements.
On October 4, 2013, larger than life goats will wrap around the façade of Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas for my contribution to Expanded Cinema: Multiplicities, curated by Mona Kasra in conjunction with the Dallas Video Fest. The program's audio will be simulcast by KXT 91.7 FM radio.
(Black horizontal bars represent the the 10 ft. tall windows. Red vertical lines represent the corners of the building.)