2000, 9:17 min, color, stereo
directed by Alysse Stepanian
sound design by Philip Mantione
conceived and performed by Alysse Stepanian & Philip Mantione
narrated by Richard Northcutt

In eggpoem the participants artificially displace themselves, partly in the hopes of changing for the better, and partly to challenge the possibility of change at all by  taunting and mocking the boundaries of their situation.  Text, appropriated from vacation brochures and campground regulations is read by an unseen narrator who embodies the voice of enticement and limitation, schizophrenically alternating between the two.

The sound track was composed from material sampled from a recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto, field recordings and vocalizations.