The footage is not right at the beginning of the clip, but actually starts at 4 minutes, 25 seconds. It features a tired trucker and some intimate moments with a lamprey from Lake Michigan.
That's really all I want to say, so I don't spoil it for the viewer. However...
During his little talk at the Walker Art Center introducing the footage, Gabe says something like, "If you can figure out what THAT was about, I'll give you a prize." The thing he is alluding to involves an assertion I made on videotape (while truck driving) that, "It's not the fuel in the refrigeration unit that's going to get me home."
Well, I should explain more, particularly if I can collect a prize. I hope I'm eligible for the prize because, well, I LOVE WINNING PRIZES.
Here's the deal: suffice to say I was out on the road trucking with ONE COMPANY CHECK LEFT, (due to some extra pickups being added at the last minute) and I was trying to limp back to my home base with limited resources to buy fuel.
Since the all-too-interesting biological cargo I was hauling was not "food grade," and the refrigeration unit is well insulated (we've had to use this gritty little trick before) my seat-of-the-pants plan was to fill up with fuel for driving, not fuel for the refrigeration unit.
BECAUSE IT'S NOT THE FUEL IN THE REFRIGERATION UNIT THAT'S GOING TO GET ME HOME.
I can hardly wait to find out what prize I won. Oh, please let it be a lamprey from Lake Michigan.