4.5 minutes | 2019
An experimental, feminist meditation on river naiads and backyard deities; nothing noticed is lonely. From inspiration to expiration, breathing is the only work to be enacted now. Respiration is a 16mm collage of ephemeral film imagery (medical education and home movies) optically reprinted frame-by-frame, and original 16mm footage shot on a wind-up Bolex of domestic and natural worlds.
dragons & seraphim
14 minutes | 2017
Ancient flowers and animal desire. The past rises up –
a mirage, but I can't bury it deep enough. Fever season
of magic, madness: adolescence. It's their turn now,
our willing sacrifice. Sound design by Stephen Vitiello;
poem "Childless" by Michael Morse.
Our Summer Made Her Light Escape
4.5 minutes | 2012
A wordless portrait of interiority, maternal ambivalence and the passage of time.
US premiere: Museum of the Moving Image, NYC
Int'l Premiere: WNDX Winnipeg Festival of the Moving Image
Senses of Cinema World Poll, 2013
You Can See the Sun in Late December
6.5 minutes | 2010
Beautiful emptiness, anguish and calm. Absence rendered visible and traces of presence in winter light.
World premiere: Moving Franes Festival, Mytilene, Greece
US premiere: Anthology Film Archives
Included on the Kid on Hip DVD anthology
The Waiting Time
17 minutes | 2005
A thinking woman's sex education film that explores desire, conception and the long waiting time of gestation.
Shortlisted for the MediaCity UK Birth Rites
Bi-annual Award, 2015
Audience Award, San Diego Women's Film Festival
Ann Arbor Film Festival and Tour, 2005
Garden of Stone
4 minutes | 2015
A kaleidoscope of sights and sounds from Noto, Sicily, known as the Garden of Stone in honor of its baroque architecture – here the backdrop to daily tourist trade in a small Italian town.
Burn Out the Day
4 minutes | 2014
The passing of a decrepit totality; wounds and traces left by fire and light as an abandoned home burns to the ground. Mute observers and memory fragments remain. The pleasures and terrors of rural domestic comfort.
US premiere: 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2014
Int'l Premiere: Havana Film Festival, Dec. 2014
Her Heart is Washed in Water
and then Weighed
13 minutes | 2006
Subtle juxtapositions evoke parallels between static monuments and living families to suggest what is lost to time and age.
World premiere: Tribeca Film Festival
Included on the Festival of (in)appropriation DVD anthology
This Existence is Material
10 minutes | 2003
Two tales - one of an unlikely friendship between an elderly male writer and a young female filmmaker, the other of a poet who flies to Rome to incite an uprising against fascism in the 1930s.
In Esperanto with English subtitles.
Second Prize, Onion City Experimental Film Festival, 2003