16mm, DV TRT: 8:04, USA, 2018

The conversation—between sound and image, seasons come and gone, natural and altered landscapes, and an unseen man and woman—begins as a duet between a video diary and a field recording, and ends as an archive of the possibilities hibernating in each moment.

Two filmmakers set out to create an audio archive for possible use in future projects. She records ambient sounds, vocally annotating them with a brief description; he films the environments through which they pass. The time frame is indeterminate, but wintry branches stripped of their leaves give way to summer greenery, a rain-soaked stretch of highway yields to an overgrown lawn drenched in sunlight, observed by a motionless cat. The woods and rivers feel primeval, long predating the construction of an abandoned house that has fallen into ruin. A passing truck rumbles from the past through the present and into the future. Years later, will her outstretched arms still be reminiscent of the naked tree branches, the way they were that day? Will they discover missed clues about their future in the muffled sound of their footsteps and the footprints, single file then side-by-side, imprinted in the moss? In this archive of sound and image, love is a series of moments made sacred by the present. While nothing is resolved, perhaps in the hushed interplay between the woman and the man, between her sounds and his images, "the end and the beginning were always there." (T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets)


• Crossroads 10 // SFMOMA *upcoming*
• Laterale Film Festival *upcoming*
• Moviate Underground Film Festival // Harrisburg, PA // May 2019
• London Greek Film Festival // London, UK // May 2019
• The Hazel Eye Film Festival // Nashville, TN // April 2019
• Ibrida Festival ~PERCEZIONI~ // Forli’, Italy // April 2019
• Lucca Film Festival & Europa Cinema // Lucca, Italy // April 2019
• Tallahassee Film Festival ~VISIONS~ // Tallahassee, FL // April 2019
• Passagem Videográfica ~Open Window Exhibition~ // São Paulo, Brazil // March 2019
• Denver Underground Film Festival // Denver, CO // March 2019
• Cineteca Universidad de Chile - Isla Magnética // Santiago, Chile // December 2018
• CinqueTerre FilmFest // Riomaggiore Castle, La Spezia, Italy // October 2018
• UWM Union Cinema - Save the Archives Film Festival // Milwaukee, WI // September 2018
Cannes Short Film Corner
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market
Dumbo Film Festival // New York City, NY // March 2019 [selected]
Moscow Shorts // Moscow, Russia // December 2018 [selected]
London Experimental // London, UK // November 2018 [selected]
[FilmArte Festival // Madrid, Spain // semi-finalist]


december 2016
marcola, oregon

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