Bye Honey Bear / Video Installation / 2013
Bye Honey Bear / 2013
The video itself takes the perspective of the cats organized in cages by a volunteer group called the Rescue House, which opens adoptions at various San Diego PetCo's. It brings up the question on whether these cats know what humans are saying, whether they know where they are, where they are going and if they truly understand who or what is taking them.
The installation is meant to simultaneously intrigue and cage the viewer when they peer into the pet carrier viewing the 4:3 video on the tiny caged television and to therefore view the perspective of the cats. It deals with the layers of being caged as a cat, as a person invited to sit in the cages at the Rescue House and as a caged audience member attempting to look inside the pet carrier.
Screened at Citizenfest All-Local Short Film Showcase. Whistle Stop Bar.
San Diego, CA in 2013.