Just then-without warning-I disappeared. Maybe it was the moonlight, or that midnight music. This wasn’t me walking in the moonlight. It wasn’t me, but a stand-in, fashioned out of plaster. I was a puppet, to be used in some sacrifice. (Haruki Murakami) Shoot #5 Location: St. Margaret’s, Chile Actress: Mariaclara Jeria Navarro
Naturally we had a few hiccups along the way…. Soon after his arrival to Chile, I thought I’d treat Christian to a typical coastal city snack of savignon blanc and an empanada de marisco. A bout with food poisoning soon followed… Back on our feet, I drove my parents’ 240 Volvo through the precipitous hills of Valparaiso to pick up Catalina for another shoot. At the top of...
A typical morning on the coast starts with rolling layers of neblina or fog… thick, cold and clammy. By afternoon the sun has burned it off and violent winds tear through the streets, rattling window panes and yanking leaves and branches off trees. I love that at half past 8 pm shafts of golden light still stream through the windows. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine and...
Destination: Chile Luggage: 2 large suitcases and a dog in tow. Intention: For my next art video I will revisit generalized memories of adolescence, translating the difference between lived experience and imagined experience. I can never recreate my experiences but, I can blur memory, time and space. I will weave together multiple vignettes that address displacement and belonging. Working with...