Jaime Raybin

Ms. Bigfoot: A Fanfiction
Video collaboration with R. D. King.
6 min

“Ms. Bigfoot: A Fanfiction” tells the story of of an alienated teenage monster truck who undergoes a feminist awakening through writing fan fiction. During the six-minute film, the monster truck protagonist experiences a lack of representation in both the real world and in mainstream pop culture. Using the internet as a platform, she constructs a universe with her own substantive meaning.

Film stills from "Ms. Bigfoot: A Fanfiction"

Screening at Coop Microcinema
Documentation courtesy of Locate Arts

After "Ms. Bigfoot" was screened in several film festivals, we decided to further develop the project into an immersive installation. This was realized at Public Space One in Iowa City.

The film is featured on loop as the centerpiece of an installation that references and expands the surreal world within the film. The viewer is invited to have a seat on a pastel tire and watch the film from inside of a crudely drawn teenage hangout/chain restaurant.

Film With Installation
2018 Ms. Bigfoot: A Fanfiction, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA

Film Screened
2019 Streams and Channels, Center for the Digital Arts at WCC, Peekskill, NY
2018 Grrl Haus, Loophole Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2018 Oneota Film Festival, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2017 Log Off, Ludlow House, New York, NY
2017 Coop Microcinema, Elephant Gallery, Nashville, TN *Awarded Best of Fest*
2017 Short Shorts, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2017 ATHICA Juried Exhibition, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA