T A P E Collective Presents Good Vibes Only

Sunday, 16 January 2022

16-01-22 Good Vibes Only

Image: Learning Tagalog with Kayla, Kayla Abuda Garlang, 2020

Rise and grind, rinse and repeat: a shrewd look at toxic positivity, routines, and the influencer economy. From the pressures of the unrealistically perfect makeup tutorial to the stifling monotony of positive thinking, this selection removes the shiny filters and fixes a blank stare toward all-smiles mentors, exposing the underbelly of the so-called self-care movement.

Sunday, 16 January 2022

18:00

Learning Tagalog with Kayla

Learning Tagalog with Kayla

Kayla Abuda Garlang

4'

2020

USA

In this Tagalog lesson, Kayla will teach you conversational phrases, common expressions, and what it's like to feel sad and trapped inside your own home.

Perfect Cut

Perfect Cut

Elaisha Stokes

2'

2013

USA

At Mr. Jim's Beauty School, student Jaclyn Owens is about to cut hair for the first time. A lot is at stake. A short documentary about beauty and precision.

Breast Friends

Breast Friends

Caitlin Young

6'

2019

United Kingdom

Breast Friends is a hysterical animation on Western beauty standards. London-based animator Caitlin Young treats us to a laugh out loud adventure of mean inner monologues, and that fundamental question: Am I a bad feminist?

How To Build Your Human

How To Build Your Human

Jasmine de Silva

3'

2019

United Kingdom

How to Build Your Human is a video and photo series aiming to encapsulate a surreal world that is very much representative of our reality, where dolls build the ideal human beings, in a limitless and exhaustive cycle of reconstruction to achieve perfection.

Quality Control

Quality Control

Jasmine de Silva

2'

2018

United Kingdom

Quality Control is about the construction of the human body. The characters wear a uniform of green to match their sterile surrounding of an ambiguous canteen setting. One by one they collect their dinner trays and, in unison start to create the human face. With each one looking the same, this aims to portray the sense of a simulated and controlled world.

Rate Me

Rate Me

Fyzal Boulifa

17'

2015

United Kingdom

A portrait of teenage escort, 'Coco'.

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

Georgie Cowan-Turner

5'

2021

United Kingdom

Lured by images of ‘glass skin perfection’ a young woman enters the world of a morning makeup routine only to discover it is not as perfect as it first seems. An experimental and darkly ironic film which holds the mirror up to past and present toxic beauty standards and unattainable ideals of perfection.

Life Cycles

Life Cycles

Ross Hogg

5'

2017

United Kingdom

Will we continue to let events pass us by uncontested, or will we decide to break the cycle?

La Reina

La Reina

Manuel Abramovich

19'

2013

Argentina

Memi prepares to become queen of the carnival. Lost in a world of grown-ups and trapped in her routine, she is torn between the glamour of pageant and the social pressure to become a winner.

Fair and Lovely

Fair and Lovely

Sabba S Elahi

4'

2019

USA

Notions of nationalized beauty standards haunt and privilege women around the globe, shaping social relations and individual psyches. My video is inspired by popular advertisements in South Asia for the cream "Fari & Lovely," which depicts the character who uses the cream as the one who meets his or her soulmate, gets the job, lands the promotion. The female character in my video layers the cream carefully and obsessively, white-washed, consumed by a desire to transform into a more "desirable skin."

Bacchus

Bacchus

Rikke Alma Krogshave

6'

2018

Denmark

Alex, a young woman bored with modern life, is lured by Bacchus into a colorful and mysterious world to explore her deepest desires.

Quick Fix

Quick Fix

Annie Harmeston

4'

2021

United Kingdom

A short, but oh-so-sweet story of a user’s journey on the way to ultimate self-optimization. Quick Fix HQ, a glossy, contrived and overwhelmingly pink self-care sanctuary, welcomes the user to reach their full glowing potential at the click of a button...