Soap Opera With Chocolates

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  • Soap Opera With Chocolates

  • Artist: Elizabeth Milton
  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 10:29
  • Country: Canada
  •  Soap Opera With Chocolates is the third installment in Milton’s Breakdown Series (2013-2015). Within these videoworks, Milton performs the role of a melodramatic woman who finds herself trapped within in a cycle of overwhelming emotion. Mirroring the emotional collapse of the central character, the surrounding set and props enact a surreal breakdown and transform into new objects and materials associated with the gaudy glamor of consumer culture.

    Filmed within the hidden confines of a suburban chain hotel’s Roman Theme Room, Soap Opera With Chocolates centers around a weeping woman having a bubble-bath and emotionally eating chocolates. The narrative soon spins into an operatic performance of altered identity as the shiny allure of accumulating chocolate wrappers drape the character in a golden skin and transform themselves into the garish glitter of a sequins gown.

  • Accession #: 4610
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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