Comfort Suite

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  • Comfort Suite

  • Artist: Rae Staseson
  • Year: 1996
  • Duration: 9:40
  • Country: Canada
  • THE COMFORT SUITE consists of four segments connected by shared images and themes, each an exploration of ideas about nostalgia, learning, and observation. Recurring images of precious childhood objects - a prom dress, a toy bear, figurines- are arranged as though sorting through a collection of personal artifacts. In three of the segments, the images are juxtaposed with sound references to systems of instruction. Each system, however, becomes increasingly cacophonous, creating an unsettling relation to these icons of √ícomfort . Each segment introduces hints of security only to corrupt them; the intentionally ironic title invites the viewer to both participate in a training exercise as well as its destruction.

  • Accession #: 2225
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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