P L U M E
16mm | 1.37 | Sound | 2022
Fingers pluck fallen evidence of flight; placed and traced to make avian light.
Artist Statement: P L U M E responds to a 2019 State of Canada’s Birds Report issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada that the diversity and abundance of Canada’s birds are in sharp decline. Thinking about this report and the effects of climate change and our interconnectedness with the natural world, I became an avid bird watcher, recording bird songs and collecting and labelling discarded feathers and down blends. The images in P L U M E are imprints from feathers soaked in a plant-based developer solution, a phytogram technique developed by filmmaker Karel Doing, and reanimated using optical printing and digital editing techniques.
FLEX Fest: Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, USA, February 2022 // Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, May 2022 // Screening Under the Steeple, Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Regina (SK), Canada, May 2022 // Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Germany, May 2022 // Experimental Film East Anglia (Nomination for Best Celluloid Film), Norwich, England, May 2022 // Festival Obskura, Rennes, France, June 2022 // Dresdner Schmalfilmtage, Germany, July 2022 // Marienbad Film Festival, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic, July 2022 // 75th Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, August 2022 // Bogota Experimental Film Festival, Colombia, August 2022 // Analogica 12, Bolzano, Italy, November 2022