FLORIDA

a landscape of memory

South Florida is a strange place for me. It is where I spent my early childhood. It was where my father and stepmother still live. I try and go back annually. I haven't lived there in almost 30 years but I dream of it's landscape more so than any other. The murky canals and palms swaying. All the wild reptiles. I had so much fear of the natural world there. I still do. There's an energy there that radiates from the ground, something that feels so primal, so fundamental, that it borders on the supernatural. I shot the double-exposed, color 16mm film near my father's house with him assisting me. An attempt to film a memory while making one.

The black and white images are stills from 8mm film shot around Tampa and a long kayak ride down the Hillsborough River in January of 2016.

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

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Sequence 06.00_00_57_22.Still007.jpg

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Still from 8mm film

Florida, You're a Dream

Double exposed 16mm film

2016

 

Screenings

February 26 & 27, 2021

Third Floor Window Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA

December 31, 2019

for First Night

937 Liberty Ave. Window

Pittsburgh, PA