In the works that comprise Club Paradise 2018, Cecelia Chapman considers certain existing fictions and fantasies about vacation. Club Paradise is filmed on Cape Cod and islands, where Wampanough peoples lived for 7,000 years before Europeans arrived, now a vacation industry destination. Chapman compares the vacation migration to early nomadic tribes on the tracks of game led by their shaman. Only now the game pursued is a state of mind, a workers’ consciousness, tolerant of capitalist slavery.
Club Paradise rearranges vacation narratives. They become fables and myth, mixed with signs and propaganda, that urge the viewer to consider their present consciousness, and their relation and rhythm to earth.