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Tree of Consumption

woman director short film experimental

Tree of Consumption

Release Date: January 01, 1993

Year    :   1993
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Production Companies    :   Western Front
Director    :   Dana Claxton
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RunTime    :   12 mins.

Dana Claxton uses low-grade video equipment to create degraded images that correlate the treatment of the earth with the treatment of women’s bodies. A figure stands enmeshed in cutting barbed wire among ravaged forests and chopped tree stumps. Grainy black-and-white images have been electronically ripped, cut and torn in post-production while repeated images of the artist’s open-mouth scream silently against a volatile red sky. A video work from the early 1990s continues to resonate in our contemporary moment—and with decades of missing and murdered Indigenous women across exploited lands.



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