|The Apparent Trap 1999
The Apparent Trap uses the Walt Disney Film, The Parent Trap, in a meditation about forming identity in relationship to others. The Trap, in this case, is the other person who we try to appropriate, or fear because maybe they are appropriating us; the person we emulate, envy, want to be, don't want to be, hate.
The identity that Julie is investigating is not only our identity as a subject but our identity as a subject who creates; an artistic identity. And so the tape is also in some ways an homage to video artists who influenced her; a re-enactment and appropriation of their work.
On top of all this, The Apparent Trap, is sad and nostalgic - perhaps for that time when we are just forming; when we behave badly and thrash around psychically with a certain impunity because we are don't know any other way.
|The Apparent Trap is currently showing
at venues around the country.
The Apparent Trap was directed by Julie Zando. Josephine Anstey is one of the main performers in the piece.