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Trick or Drink

Vanalyne Green

USA, 1984
20 minutes, Colour, Stereo, 4:3
Original format: SD video
Available formats: SD Video / DVD / Digibeta tape / SD digital file

Trick or Drink is an experimental essay about how alcoholism in the family perpetuates addictive behavior. Green takes aspects of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, such as “Hi, my name is…” to create the basis of a disjointed narrative about a young woman growing up. The work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, among other art galleries, universities and museums, and has been used regularly by hospitals and alcohol treatment centers throughout the United States.