a.muse.ment 

2012

iphone

Unedited improvised shot. Sound collage is completely fabricated except for the mother and daughter's voices.

A little girl indulges in her ice cream when she is suddenly accompanied by sounds of a transistor radio that can't seem to find a station to settle on. The threatening news clips and thrilling sounds of a roller coaster ride transform the tone from picture perfect day to possible horrors. The tension between an innocent child immersed in her afternoon delight and the harshness of reality forms a tragic narrative that can play through a mother’s mind while admiring her daughter eat her ice cream until the last sprinkle.

The piece also sheds light on the iconic Amusement Park: a man-made fair that may convey the illusion of happiness and control while the innocent become vulnerable and predators lurk.