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Last December I drove from Iowa City to Syracuse NY in 18 hours
though some of the worst weather that I had ever seen. The trip
that normally takes 14 hrs, took so long b/c it took me four
hours to drive 50 miles of the New York State Throughway by
I arrived five minutes before the start of the Final Screening
for the video students in the Department of Art Media Studies
at Syracuse University. I came to see the video that my friend
Jen had been working on all semester long called "Bat Mitzvah"
All for naught, b/c the person who organized the screening
thought that Jen had accidentally handed him somebody's home
video of their "Bat Mitzvah" So instead I got to watch
a bunch of glorified rock videos that tried to show "the
perspective of heroin running through your veins"
Bat Mitzvah documented Jen's neighbor's coming of age event
from the perspective of someone who has always had video technology
around them. You may remember Jen, she was a Michelin tire baby
in the commercial that ran during the royal wedding of Charles
I don't think that Bat Mitzvah is on this tape, but her Long
Island Railroad video is.