Hyannis, Massachusetts. A tree hung with found objects and shells by tourists, then cut down by a local homeowner.
Club Paradise re-imagines Cape Cod as an exclusive worker resort surrounded by a climate-impacted world at war with itself, where only vacation sites are conflict free. The summer migration to Cape Cod and Islands is compared to northeast tribes in powwow mode on the tracks of game 10,000 years ago. But now the game pursued is a state of mind, a workers’ consciousness, tolerant of capitalist slavery. With Jeff Crouch 2017-2019.
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Club Paradise 02:11 A Club Paradise advertisement for the refreshing effects of vacation, while memory and nostalgia are used by vacation industry to produce a workers’ consciousness tolerant of capitalist slavery. With Blaine Reininger music. Destany Foley.
Last Exit 00:47 Released the same year the US bombed Nagasaki, Last Exit, is remixed from the 1945 brutal, noir Hollywood film Club Paradise, to become a romantic vacation advertisement that comments on propaganda. With Jeff Crouch music.
Welcome 03:14 An interview with the Cape island trader, Trip Barnes: he explains the seasonal economy of his island, the armies of imported workers needed to service vacationers for three months every year and the effects on environment and community. Barnes describes his personal solution to housing and we get a glimpse of politics into his personal life. Filmed Martha’s Vineyard.
Cabo Peligro 06:54 Cabo Peligro is an exclusive resort surrounded by a climate-impacted world at war with itself, where only vacation sites are conflict free. Here we meet an on-call AI mixologist crafting custom memory enhancing drinks for vacationing workers. Rafael Gonzalez music and photographs. Destany Foley.
Tears In The Night 01:34 Ad for Club Paradise. With Jeff Crouch music and image.
Moon On Fire Meditation 00:37 Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse January 2019. With Jeff Crouch music and digital images.
Race The Sun Meditation 00:52 With Jeff Crouch music.