The Quiet Storm
Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag) and Hedia Maron - 2007, 9'16, miniDV, Brooklyn, NY
After a communication meltdown, Dynasty Handbag (alter-ego of performance artist and musician Jibz Cameron) decides to take a vow of silence. She soon discovers that silence is golden, but the kind of golden that leads her into a vacuum of isolation and despair.
Shot entirely on green screen using pirated internet photos as backdrops and in place of other actors, The Quiet Storm is both a dream and nightmare of contemporary video production which in turn creates a hilarious and tragic collage of hyper-unreality.
Dynasty Handbag is the one woman music/comedy/video/performance/meltdown/portable electro-ballad vehicle of Jibz Cameron. Cameron resided in the bay area for many years performing as Dynasty Handbag and with rock bands Dynasty & The Roofies and also acting in various theater productions and independent films. In 2004 she relocated to NYC. Within five months she was crowned Miss Lower East Side, speedily launching her into the glamorous downtown performance scene. In 2006 she released her first solo record entitled, Foo Foo Yik Yik. She has toured extensively in the US and Europe. Her performance and video work has been seen in such institutions as The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Joe's Pub, C'est Duckie U.K., SCOPE Art Miami, BAM, CAM Houston, Yerba Buena Cernter for the Arts, SXSW Film Festival, and The New Underground Film Festival. She is the recipient of the Fresh Tracks Artist In Residency award at Dance Theater Workshop and a 2008 recipient of The Franklin Furnace Fund grant for the performing arts. On stage Cameron performs with a backing track containing original dialogue, music and video of her deranged yet sensitive exploration of personal psychic waste.