As of Fall 2010 the c_m_l project is no longer active. The website remains up as an archive, but is no longer updated. Please feel free to browse the archives and visit Camel Collective at http://camelcollective.org.
Since it is forbidden to film in airports, they had to hide the camera and the takes capture not only the quotidian airport ritual of body search, but also reveal the condition of making this particular film. The camera targets the desirable shot, but can't hold it long and needs to turn away, because someone might have looked at the artists at that moment.
The emancipatory potential proclaimed by alternative media seems to have lost its potential. Though in the personal tactics of producing 'Tv narratives' discrete tactics of resistance on various levels are established by the participants in 'Ceci n'est pas une interview' - some tactics as well turned against the Tv media itself.
"Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 Seconds" is a proposal for a meal cooked using a single bolt of lightning. Evading an exact allegorical interpretation, one can describe the project as “slightly off the mark” in several ways. For instance, to harness a force of nature as a means of expediting a culturally important meal is to overlook the importance of Thanksgiving's ritualistic aspect.