Silent Sister


Digital Video (color); 5:49 minutes (2016)

Sound Collage: Janie Geiser
Sound Mix: Kari Rae Seekins

An elliptical meditation on the body, illness, landscape, and time. In Silent Sister, the body is turned out, invaded, examined. Using medical illustrations, charts, photographs of abandoned hospitals, miniatures, and photographs of pre-suburban Los Angeles (which was a haven for the chronically ill), Silent Sister centers on the intersection of landscape and the body; both become the location of narrative, memory, erasure, history, and loss.

Selected Screening History:
Crossroads Experimental Film Festival (2016)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (2016)
Fields Festival, Baltimore (2016)

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