We Were Fools For Thinking It Was Going To Be Fun

The film follows the turbulent road trip of the artists Aay and Zed, as they tour a new performance piece across America. They capture the daily joys and tensions of their friendship and collaboration through the lenses of their phones as they struggle to live up to their mantras of feminist empowerment. Dressed in matching outfits there is no escape from each other or from the expectations they set for themselves as artists. Their delusional optimism soon fades as they are faced with each other’s insecurities and have to fight to stay connected.

  • Aay liparoto
  • Zed Morales
  • Animal Tank
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
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    United States
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Director Biography - Aay liparoto, Zed Morales

Plural Authorship Collective (P_A_C) is the artist duo Aay Liparoto and Zed Morales based between, Brussel and Edinburgh, who create multidisciplinary work through performance, video and text. P_A_C takes an auto-ethnographic approach in their work methods. By using durational and immersive performance of characters in daily life they explore how the physicality of the action offers new insights and knowledge. They are interested in the energy and challenges of co-authorship whilst also maintaining solo creative practices.

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