16mm, 2023, 5:16, silent
What affects me most powerfully: mourning in layers – a kind of sclerosis.
Roland Barthes, Mourning Diary
Inspired by Roland Barthes’ Mourning Diary, the film attempts to measure grief and consciousness in the pandemic through images and monthly recorded notes. The images were recorded entirely in the summer of 2020, while the text stacks together several years. The simple naming and showing of events exposes the banality of grief, but hopefully also the significance.
LiveAV, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, WI, 2023
Engauge Film Festival, Seattle WA, 2023