Running time: 14 min., 1984. 16mm, B&W colour tinted
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Disposable is an experimental narrative that metaphorically contrasts North American "disposable" cultural forms such as video, Polaroid, and graffiti with more enduring cultural traditions in Europe. With a juxtaposition of music from Nega-vision and Beethoven, and pop absurdist dialogue, the film satirically comments on America's consumerism and historical amnesia.
Award: Best Film, European Short Film Festival 1986.
Disposable premiered at The Canadian Student film festival in 1984 and went on to festivals around the world including Bilbao and Clermant Ferrand.
It became a cult film in the underground European and American scene and was part of the MOMA retrospective of Penelope Buitenhuis shorts entitled GUNS AND GUERILLAS.