Keywords: e-mails, election issue, elizabeth orr, MT rush
Life as a female Mount Rushmore Park Ranger
Elizabeth Orr’s film, MT RUSH, is a near-future science fiction video chronicling the day-to-day activities of a female Mt. Rushmore Park Ranger as she navigates an onslaught of interactive fundraising emails that appear on a transparent interface. The narrative arc of the movie is based on the urgent, alarmist, and oddly personalized campaign and fundraising emails from the Democrats and Republicans (i.e. Hillary Has Been Emailing You… or WE QUIT: but we don’t want to quit). Serving as both narrator and foil to the ranger, the emails perform the pervasive political rhetoric in today’s systems of governance.
Elizabeth Orr is a filmmaker and artist. Orr is represented by Bodega in New York City, she holds an MFA from Bard College in Film/Video. Her work has appeared at Artists Space Books and Talks, New York, Recess, NY, MoMA, NY, If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution, The Netherlands, ICA Philadelphia, PA, Harvard University Carpenter Center, MA, NurtureArt, NYC, and she has been commissioned by MOCAtv and the Museum of Art and Design. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.