Video

Real Estates

Bridget Moser

2013, 07:47 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2093.12

Performance with small ladder, LED headlamp, and 18" x 18" foamboard-mounted poster of a sliced loaf of bread sitting on the beach.

"In her piece Real Estates, using the ladder as her prop, Toronto-based performance artist Bridget Moser recites a fractured and lyrical monologue in which she transforms the ladder into an incorrigible boyfriend, a glass house full of ennui, and a Sisyphean burden on her back. At one point, crouched below the ladder as a synthesizer plays a contemplative melody, she intones: “It’s kind of a… bad luck way to live.” Moments of pathos and humour in Moser’s work arise from the friction between her virtuosity and ineptitude. On one hand, Moser’s writing is full of disarming turns of phrase and poetic insight (“I’m drowning in a sea of Hamlets! All indecisive and infested with ghosts. And me worst of all”), and her imaginative reconfiguration of simple props is nothing short of thrilling." - Jordan Tannahill, Theatre of the Unimpressed

Rental and Sales

5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy

$560.00

Single Screening Rental

$105.00

Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)

$260.00

Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote

Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote

Curators and programmers, please contact distribution@vtape.org to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.

Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.