The Tea Bag / 2:41 minutes
Artist name: Bil Thompson
A clever play with audience identification, the film picks an unlikely object for sympathy—a teabag—and constructs a horrifying story of its death. Mystical overtones stretch the simple act of making tea into epic proportions.
Bil Thompson is a filmmaker and video artist living in New York City. He has collaborated on videos with Vogue, Interview and Glamor and has made films and video installations in collaboration with numerous institutions and museums in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa . In 2009 he screened video works at the Venice Biennale in Italy as well as the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in NYC.