21st & 20th FILM (26:36 mins)


Shot in a single 30 minute take at a junkyard on the historic WWII Wendover airbase, this experimental is appropriately sited near Enola Gay launch site. The character of Astroboy, created in post-war Japan (1952), was designed as a comment on the ethical use of technology. This 1955 episode, set in the year 2000, includes scientific projections, like genetically modified life forms. In this crash of symbols, consumer debris becomes the set for a fantasy of war, in the same mode as a child at play.