Earthrise

One Channel Video.  Color Projection with sound. 6 min. 2011.

 

Over the course of many years, my father-in-law has told me a story of the pivotal role 1968 has played in his life.  I wrote a script based upon his memories.  During the recording process, I asked him to repeatedly tell the story in his own words a well as read the written document.  The resulting voice over fuses these fragments of narrative in a self-reflexive manner that acknowledges how memories both become codified and resist their performative iterations.  The images are outtakes of 16mm film shot the same year by astronauts circling the moon. As in the abstracted images of space, the meaning is present, but unclear- only to be reevaluated from some future understanding.