Item Falls

2013, 25:44 min, color, sound, HD video

In Item Falls, we are peaking. We start out at a casting call, but before long we're firmly in the grip of hallucination, shedding our anxieties and evidently regressing to the animation era, a time when stunt chickens were mere chicklets. Friendly archetypes float in and out of what seems like our bedroom. The red-headed Jenny has returned, but this time she's squeaky and trusting. Unlike in Center Jenny, here our perspective is literally centered. The camera seems to be the in middle of the room, which is good, because we're too blissed out to move. Luckily, our hallucinations look directly at us.

The driving force of our trip is a producer named TK (played by Allison Powell) who seems to be coordinating auditions, which enable going from first-level basic to second-level stupid to level-center. An Adele-like figure pops in from time to time--or is she the good witch of the north? As the film progresses, the producer shows off a boy band she has purchased, and mostly they seem really gay.

Since we're having a peak experience, the big questions show up. Do we have free will? Is what we're seeing real? What does it mean to be normal? "This is not a real chair," we're admonished at one point, "We animated it. It's not really here." Nothing quite makes sense, but it doesn't matter. "One of the most significant things about my stunt chickens is that I deserve a solo," says Jenny, who continues to muse about clubs and applications, but without the fear and regret that fuels Center Jenny.

Jenny makes various attempts at logical argumentation but gets distracted by her own words. "Some of my friends believe that I should be an eagle," she asserts. "I believe that I'm grounded and that I should stay on the ground with the chicken, because chickens used to be dinosaurs. And it's a fact. One of the most elegant things about fact is that I believe in them." Her logical leaps take on a sharper edge when discussing her family. "My parents ran one of the last print magazines... I was very generous to acknowledge the things that they did. It was a very common decision to make now. I fired them." As with the rest of Priority Innfield, worries about the past and previous generations get tangled up in violent delusions. Later, a boy-band member is disturbed to notice his own armpit hair. "Oh no! Look at my armpit hair. Hence my airs, hence my synonym, hence my vibe, hence my arm!" The logical chain becomes a sort of failed genealogy. To the extent that boy-band functions as a discrete gender, the speaker appears to be worried about becoming a man.

-- Chris Glazek

Credits, Special Thanks - In order of appearance: Alphabetical Stunt Chicken Items: Butters, Carmen, Castor, Cooter, Daisy, Guilda, Jordan, Lobo, Mamba, Pollux. British Stunt Voice Over: Telfar Clemens. Stunt Director Voice Over: Ryan Trecartin. Basic Animated Concept Babe: Jackie Mason, Nina Bierlein. Significant Grey Animated Chicken Jock: Ryan Trecartin. Significant Dirt on Bird Man Animation: Dell Trecartin. Significant Blue Animation with Birds: Murphy Maxwell. Audition Rental: Anna Vindel, Allichia Ornelas, Danny Sanchez. Significant Red Animation with Meow: Murphy Maxwell. Witness (Camera On) Audition Bitches: Lizzie Fitch. Witness (Camera On) Rentals: Lola Sinreich. Witness (Audition Slut) Game On. Significantly Animated Human Country Chick Arrangements: Annie Pearlman, Brian Bellot. Other Animations Studio. Most Significant Animations Yet: Lindsay Beebe. Guided Experimental Stunt Scaleability: Alison K Powell. Might Have Money On My Head and My Head On Money Might-Interactive Anatoon Management. Camera On Essential Behavior Spots, Relatively Significant Boy Band Textures: Drew Miller. The Most Significant Cat Animation to Date: Percy. Most Realistically Endangered, Animated Bold Spot Boy Band Textures, Since Significant Gravity Solves: Murphy Maxwell. The Fun Most Best Favorite Realistic Armpit Hair Yet: Drew Miller. A Significant Animated Boy Band Bitch: Holcombe Waller. Chicken Continuity Manager, Audition Expert: Alison K. Powell. Elegant Audition Chick Line Item: Rachel Lord. Significant Fools Fed Motion Graphics-Free Will. Two Baby Stunt Chickens At;Cousin a Carpenter;Real Animated Police Audio. Stillladder: Rachel Lord, Alison K Powell, Holcombe Waller, Murphey Maxwell, Drew Miller. Next Normal Shit, Boy Manager Band Behavior: Matthew Lawton. Ugly Normal Animation Hat: Seth Bogart. Breakaway Basic Boy Bnds, Human Musical: Tierney Finstar. The Most Significant Yellow Animation Yet: Murphy Maxwell. Division Blonde, Watch Animation Yet: Lizzie Fitch. Animation Comments: Chris Moukarbel. On This Level Yet: Kevin Mcgarry. The Most Significant Unity Prep Yet, Each Animation Normalizes Significant Points: Bo Barnes, Jesse St. John, Frank Fernandez, Seth Gottesdiener. Boy for the Band Yet. Realistic Animation Steps, Storytelling Boy Bands, Adopt Survive Breakaway: Oliver Daly, Luke Gilford. Significant Lovers Watch: Colin Self. World Tour Reincarnation Techniques: Lain Kay. Significant Basic Horse Animation Standard: NALA. Realistically textured Audition Chick: Annakim Violette 1st level, Jillian Alexander 2nd level. Animation Timing:Renee Plaza. Stunt Chicken Breakaways: Allichia Ornelas, Anna Vindel, Danny Sanchez. Basic Sorority Audition Troll: Shailaun Manning. Safe Space: Rachel Lord. 3D Animation: Rhett LaRue. Dedicated to our significant cat PERCY.


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