EXCERPT from HALF HUMAN, HALF VAPOR (2015, 16mm, 11:00)
"A mystic's sculpture garden amidst hurricane damage and property foreclosure."
Modulated White Noise Soundtrack (play loud or through headphones)
WORLD PREMIERE - October 3, 2015 at New York Film Festival - Projections
This project began out of a fascination with a giant sculpture of a dragon attached to a Central Florida mansion. The property had recently been left to rot, held in lien by a bank. Hurricanes washed away the sculpture.
I learned about the artist who created this landmark, Lewis Vandercar (1913-1988), who began as a painter. His practice grew along with his notoriety for spell-casting and telepathy.
Inspired by Vandercar’s interest in parallel possibility, I combined these images with text from local newspaper articles in a haunted-house film that both engages with and looks beyond the material world