Fresh Paint on the Walls

Avril Corroon

Description

Fresh Paint on the Walls is a satirical take on the private rental market, gentrification, and the increasing difficulty of living in the neoliberal city. The voice-over narration theorises on the motives behind the capitalist and patriarchal landlord’s widespread use of magnolia-coloured paint in rental accommodation. By reviewing the current rental market through the landlord’s absurd habits, Fresh Paint on the Walls evinces the reality of the situation where housing is seen as a commodity rather than a social need.

Details
Title

Fresh Paint on the Walls

Year

2016

Creator

Avril Corroon

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Art; documentary; parody

Subject

Housing crisis; private rental abuse; gentrification

Language

English

Duration

00:09:09

Original format

Digital HD

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Avril Corroon

Artist website

http://avrilcorroon.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/166101423