Regular Programming is a single shot in which the desire for freedom manifests itself through the woman’s masturbatory action, juxtaposed with with innocent charm of the room and rocking horse. Viewers are made voyeurs through the camera’s gaze as it slowly zooms in from across the room, and windows reveal the potential for her to be noticed from outside. The video cuts between the intimate scene and footage of a horse race - fighting to censor the unabashed content, and suggesting that societal and self-censorship are inescapable qualities of adulthood.
In both this video and in Hungry, the characters desperately search for the fulfillment of an impossible desire that, necessarily, they never attain. Both films also imply that these fantasies are carried out in private - they are the inner desires of women not free to express them in their realities.
Actress and performer Ivy Blackshire plays the lead role, and I customized the rocking horse and designed/ drew the "technical difficulties" end plate.
Credits: Actress: Ivy Blackshire, Cinematographer: Mitch Blümmer, Gaffer: Jacob Bittens, Production Sound: Chase Bennett, Assistant Director: Matt Rosenbaum, Editor: Nick Blatt, Sound Designer: Keyhan Kamelian, Colorist: Matt Greenberg, Cartoon Mechanic Design by: Mitchell Zemil
ROCKING HORSE: customized wooden rocking horse real horse hair and with phallic leather saddle. Affectionately known as Regina (Re-JAI-nah).
LEATHER-BOUND SECURITY CAMERAS (series of 5): These sculptures contain motion censors and respond to movement, tracking viewers around the room. Each is skinned in hand-sewn leather, lending them a subtle kinkiness. As voyeuristic objects, they are agents of surveillance, judgement, and control, but simultaneously of seductive power and freedom of expression despite constraint.