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  • Mastic

  • Artist: Sara Gold
  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 3:51
  • Country: Canada
  • We find our subject preparing a tea of opium poppies which shows itself to be the coal tar resin: mastic. She pours and drinks the tea, only to find herself moments later in grass surrounded by hallucinatory visions of lush green forest...

    Symbolism is subtly deployed in this short piece to reference the industrial revolution, addiction, resource abuse, and the failed war on drugs. Using the conceit of a music video, the sludgy pulsating techno audio guide the viewer through an ominous yet seductive process of making mastic.

  • Accession #: 4597
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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