Consumer Recalls

(2012, 14 min, digital video / sound)

Consumer Recalls is a structural essay film that begins with the narrator’s memory of working in a grocery store and returning expired magazines to the distributor at the end of each month. This memory leads to another, about the Tylenol Murders in Chicago of 1983 that led to the initiation of safety seals on consumer products. The sinister side of consumerism reveals itself in packaging and magazines pages.

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The project also includes a series of photograms and found magazine pages installed in hanging light boxes.