I am drawn to moments where people they are faced with an experience that challenges their self-esteem, their person-hood, their sense of self. In these moments they always tend to find some kind of power from a source that exists in their own history that allows them to move through the moment. It’s not about covering something up, but about the moment(s) of recovery. I try to create works that show the act of recovery as it occurs to the spectator. As viewers, that moment can inspire a connection through empathy. This, I relate to my interest in directing a viewer. People have always done this, this is how movies, songs, entertainment etc.’s are successful- they reach people, emotionally. In this work, and the work I make with my mother – I am looking directly at these situations of recovery in hopes of creating an empathetic viewer – a closeness, a humanity in viewership.
The narrative for Somewhere was based on the Three Missing Women from Springfield, MO. The video was shot at a historic home in Springfield, IL.
THREE MISSING WOMEN | MISSING WOMEN | MISSING WOMAN
SCENE: DIVING INTO THE DEEP END AT NIGHT
NOT KNOWING WHICH WAY IS UP
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