CAROLYN RADLO


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Rice Relief
2009/11
2 minutes 52 seconds, with audio
Stop-motion animation made in collaboration with Alanna Simone

A rumination about food, privilege, and rank.
The film opens with the sound of running water and the washing of dishes. Then the animation begins. Grains of rice twist and swirl into fanciful arabesque shapes. Text appears over the images, snippets of observations and conversations all pointing to privileged attitudes about food, aid and need. Meanwhile the rice dances and the water runs creating a collage effect of images and impressions without solution or conclusion to the issues of inequality.
This project originated in a desire to play. The material at hand happened to be five pounds of white rice. As we progressed, we were struck by the distaste we felt playing with our food. This realization led us to contemplate the larger issues at hand.

all images Carolyn Radlo & Alanna Simone
C + A Projects