Excerpt from film. She fell From Normalcy, 2016; HD Video; TRT 7:30Min
She Fell From Normalcy is the third and final installment of Christie Neptune's multi-media series Eye Of The Storm, a body of work that examines how constructs of race, gender and class limit the personal experience. Working across photography, film and new media, Neptune challenges the hegemonic system of whiteness that shapes our definitions of the "self", and in She Fell From Normalcy, places particular emphasis on its effect on the emotional and mental health of people of color.
In She Fell From Normalcy, Christie Neptune uses sound, installation, original writing and video throughout the gallery to build a world stripped of the limitations of race, gender and class. As subject, Neptune employs two females trapped in a sterile, white environment in which they are controlled by an unseen presence; it is only after a cataclysmic break in the system that the females are granted clarity and self-recognition.
She Fell From Normalcy, will run from June 25 until July 30, 2016 at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington DC.
Directed, Written and Produced by Christie Neptune
Christine Neptune-Female 1
Kohcoa Kibibijaweta-Female 2
Cinematography by Anthony Sylvester
Edited by Christie Neptune
Narration by Christie Neptune
Sound Composed by Christopher Neptune
Shadow of Self behind the scenes video cinematography by Yvonne Shirley