CHEAP (6 mins, 1995) is an off-kilter short about consumerism and desire. Two teens on a sugar-rush and a hormone-high, ache for each other across aisles of groceries, in a strange supermarket which is a hotbed of queers and shoplifters. They wanna know what love is – is romance real, or just a fantasy of manufactured appetites?
I was an avid videomaker in high school, from age 13 when my folks got a Handycam. This isn’t my first production (that would be too embarrassing) but I made it when I was 17 (1995) for final year art class. It was selected for ArtExpress and screened at the Gallery of NSW before touring regional galleries. In some ways its still my favourite piece, made before I thunk too much 😉