I am Today's Lesson Plan
2003, 10:20 minutes, Colour, English
I am Today's Lesson Plan is a unique edit of Burns' & Martin's epic Learning Stalls: Lesson Plans, which utilizes video as a trans-disciplinary curriculum exploring diverse speculative fictions and re-imagined educational practices. Psychic surgery meets physical therapy as matter and anti-matter merge under the choreographed supervision of other worldly beings. In the search for new mind/body experiences, Burns, Martin and other workshop participants enact paranormal interactions, intersexual dynamics, pseudo-testing methods and staged quasi-therapy sessions. It made it's debut at the 2003 DUMBO Short Film and Video Festival, Surfing Systems program in Brooklyn, NY. It traveled to Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto, Canada and the Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX, as part of You Can't Do That on Television. It also went to the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, in Germany; and the PDX Festival in Portland, OR.
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