In Club Paradise, Cecelia Chapman takes time-off to examine certain existing fictions and fantasies about vacation. The works she presents are slightly rearranged narratives, they become fables and signs, mixed with myth and propaganda, that urge us to reconsider our relation and rhythm to earth.
She uses Cape Cod, her present location, where Wampanoag peoples lived in a paradise peninsula for more than 7,000 years before Europeans arrived. It is currently a prime vacation industry destination. She compares the vacation migration to early nomadic tribes led by their shaman on the tracks of game. Only now the game pursued is a state of mind, a workers’ consciousness, tolerant of capitalist slavery.