The film, entitled Dirty Laundry, looks at the isolation and moral struggle of being a young Chinese immigrant alone in New York City. The character faces not only the pains of being alone in a foreign environment, but also the female dilemma of cleanliness in relation to sexual desire. The jarring sound-scape provides leitmotifs that give the audience a sonic warning of the progression of the character's decline into isolation and mania.
The post-production was completed entirely using a flatbed Steenbeck. Acid treatment applied to the raw film, and jumping frames were used to create visual representation of the characters vision and orientation to the world; becoming progressively disturbed as the film progresses. Black and white 16mm film was chosen because of the binary contrast that the character faces in her moral struggle. Black and white: dirty vs clean.
(Produced in 2006, completed in 2011)
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