This is the fourth year in a row that I have been lucky enough to be programmed in the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, and I'm grateful to be part of such a strong program! After two years of premiering 'expanded cinema' film installation work, this year marks my return to the regular Atlantic Auteurs program. My new short film And When Alone, Repeat will screen as part of the Atlantic Auteurs II Program at 9PM on Thursday, June 8th. Tickets for the screening are available here.
And When Alone, Repeat is a five-minute rotoscoped animation that explores layers of misunderstanding in image and language. GoPro footage from amateur weather balloons and Russian dashcams are paired with an old cassette recording of a high school choir's attempt to sing "Choose Something Like a Star," a musical arrangement derived from the Robert Frost poem of the same name. The pairing of these different kinds of reproductions reveals the power--and limits--of modernist assumptions around photographic imagery and quantitative science, and parallels this with the power and limits of images and sounds we create from our bodies.