A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965

6.5 minutes | 2015 I 16mm + 2-channel projection
 

A meditative exploration of the violent struggle for independence in southeast Asia and butterfly metamorphosis. Framed by excerpts from Sylvia Plath's poem "Tulips," A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965, reminds us that comfort is a privilege and denial of the suffering of others is not an option.  With a live 1965 performance of Bartok's Solo for Violin 3.




 

Screenings/Exhibitions: 

 

LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (group show The Crisis of Representation as Illustrated with Plants and Flowers)

Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, WA (group show, Written in Light: Meditations on the Moving Image)

ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA, Afraid of Everything (solo show)
Jornadas de Reapropiación, Mexico City

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogota Cine Autopsia, Columbiia
Leiden International Short Film Experience
, The Netherlands

Athens International Film + Video Festival, OH

WNDX: Winnipeg Festival of Film & Video Art

Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Humboldt Int’l Film Festival, Arcata, CA

Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, NM

Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi, India
Antimatter Media Art Festival, Victoria, B.C.
Usurp Gallery, London, U.K.

Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

Chashama Harlem Art Space, NYC

Ann Arbor Film Festival