The Strenuous Life
The Strenuous Life (2014) is my undergraduate Visual Arts thesis. I worked on it concurrently with Space Monkey. The video is a re-enactment of Theodore Roosevelt's 1899 speech "The Strenuous Life" by seven women of color, book-ended by scenes from James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar and the opening sequence of the original 1997 Pokémon TV series.
materials: misc. mixed media, toys, sheepskin, plants, DVD loop (29:31 mins)