trailer for The Lollipop Girls Struggle on the Hard
16mm film by Denise Prince; 16:40
additional work from Object Lessons in portfolio one
Full of longing for a
return to the safety, the ease, the pretends of childhood, The Lollipop Girls
Struggle on the Hard Earth reminds us that Fantasy organizes our
experience of everyday reality and
tells us who we are.
Employing the visual language of ready-to-wear (fashion)
film, a woman finds herself, by
choice, in a perfected world, reminiscent of classic childhood literature. Satisfactions abound. But the rules of
Equating personal longing
and its rich satisfaction with effective advertising, The Lollipop Girls
Struggle on the Hard Earth is about the memory of the missing thing (Desire).
Whether the singsong of a storybook or commercial seduction, what Fantasy holds
behind the veil is subject in abstentum.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department