The Son of Samsonite (2002)

(video, 9:33, 2002)

Images, sounds and text fragments from movies, pop music, news broadcasts and airplane disasters collide to form an open ended narrative structure. Multiple text streams (many of which reference film dialogue and song lyrics) bombard the viewer while images of conceptual disasters (a man on a rocky cliff with dynamite tied to his head, a man face down in the snow with his head in a suitcase, and a couple embracing in a bathtub full of ice) zoom ominously. The Son of Samsonite is filled with irony and black humor, puns and pop songs, optical illusions and a troubled relationship that unfolds amongst disasters.

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