I Wanna Be A Ship Captain

Monica Panzarino

2010, 06:14 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 2102.15

I Wanna Be A Ship Captain appropriates a found VHS tape with the same name from the mid 1990s. In the tape, the career of the ship captain is glamorized and pitched to kids by an ambiguous entity; the military is never mentioned. This reimagination of the tape employs the supercut editing technique to critique the desire for the American dream.

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