ELECTRIC OIL

by Jessica Sarah RINLAND
2012 / 16mm & Mini DV / color / sound / 1S / 6' 32

In 1868, Laura Jernegan, a 6 year old girl from Massachusetts, USA set out on a three year whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean.

ELECTRIC OIL explores the assumption that a 6 year old, observing the slaughter of whales on a regular basis, could have huge psychological and physical trauma in her later years. Laura’s allergy to oil, which subsequently triggers the uncontrollable act of ridding her skin of all materials, represents this trauma.

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
rental fee 40,00 €