Video, color, sound, TRT 00:12:48 Screenings: Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, Netherlands Endless Biennial, New York City West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, West Virginia UNEXPOSED Microcinema, North Carolina Jornadas de Reapropriacion, Mexico SF Indiefest, California Berlin Experimental Film Festival, Germany Tahoe Underground Film Festival, Nevada WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Canada Haverhill Experimental Film Festival #4 (Jury Mention Recipient), Massachusetts Writ Large , UC Santa Cruz, California Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Wisconsin The Vassar Review

Counter-Charge appropriates and repositions the gender dynamics of video game spaces and narratives made by and for men. In the 1989 adult-oriented computer series, Leisure Suit Larry wanders the jungle of a colonized village searching for love, which he finds, after a multitude of failed romantic interactions, with Passionate Patti, a perfect and unattainable woman. In an act of cathexis, Larry's energies concentrate on Patti in a complex of libido, love, and gender expression that leads Larry/Patti on an investigation of duality. bell hooks' meditations on love attempt to guide them, but are rejected and re-purposed by the game's instinct. Blocked by his own ego and the constructs of the game in which he wanders, Larry's desires are continually repressed.



exploring the edges of appropriation
10.20.18 - 12.13.18

Authorcait giunta