Smaller and Easier to Handle

2003, 7:28 min, color, sound

Marked by Lucas' characteristically incisive take on techno-culture, Smaller and Easier to Handle presents a hallucinatory set-piece in which a nuclear family assumes the roles of a mutant operating theater, with surgeon, assistants, and a half-human, half-animal patient. Employing outrageous costumes, surveillance footage, and a propulsive, multi-layered soundtrack, Lucas crafts a spooky parable for our fast-forward society. She writes: "Visions of future — as presented through mass media and adopted by the populus — have shaped perceptions of reality, inspired hope and optimism about the future, and fueled the capitalist drive to conquer the unknown, regardless of the consequences of our actions."

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