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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Monday, March 31, 2014
Blog posting by Alexis Lanza, Film, Photography, and Visual Arts '15, Enfield, CT
Monday Is Wash Day is an installation work co-directed by Chris Gallant, Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY. The work is based around a folk poem depicting 17th century women's work. The installation reappropriates the poem to depict modern day women's work, accompanied by ukulele music.
The title— Monday is Wash Day— comes from a line in the poem. It is currently part of an ongoing installation at Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY.
“The work basically shows the disparity between messages of the past and future,” says Gallant. “It's a representation of the common cultural message of the time period and there's a lot of opportunity for dissonance in that work. For me, it seems like a very natural thing to go back and question historical texts like that.”
The installation will be screened as part of The Upstate Filmmakers Showcase on Sunday, April 6, at 7:00 P.M.