Penelope Buitenhuis

1984, 14:40 minutes, colour, English


Disposable is an experimental narrative that metaphorically contrasts North American disposable culture forms such as video, polaroid and grafitti against more enduring cultural traditions in Europe. With a juxtaposition of music and pop absurdist dialogue, the tape comments on America's historic amnesia and consumerism.

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Critical Writing

Dark Vision: Vancouver filmmaker finds herself taken more...
by Jeff Buttle. Vancouver Sun, Sept. 2, 1989.
Transgressions: Experimental Works at the Fourth Short Film...
by Johannes Tritschler. Out of Depression, Feb. 1988.
The Canada Connection: Cinema Eiszeit Presents the Unusual Films...
by A H. TIP Berlin Magazin, Mar. 1988, v. 7, no. 88.
La Vidéo canadienne et les procédés de l'ironie
by Jean Gagnon. 24 Images, Fall 1984, no. 22.
Video Canada
by Marc Paradis. Montreal International Film & Video Catalogue, 1984.