About the Work
On the Way to the Theatre, We Egged a Trans-am
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In this video, Sullivan depicts the pressures brought to bear in teenage boys—most of which are pressures to be pleased, injunctions to enjoy. While at first glance this looks like an easy row to hoe, the work makes it clear that in fact there are consequences to taking one’s pleasures liberally, without reserve. As Plato said, pleasure deranges as efficiently as pain.
About the Artist
Nathaniel Sullivan is an artist and writer. He received his MFA degree from the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY in Spring 2011. His practice is a balance of artwork, critical writing, and curating. His work has been shown in exhibitions and screenings in Syracuse, New York City, and widely across Canada. In 2006, he was awarded a Special Mention from the prestigious Montreal Film Festival.
Sullivan’s work originally screened at the UVP Syracuse Stage site February 1 – March 31, 2010 and again from July 15 – August 31, 2011 as part of UVP Summer Review: 2011.