The third in a series of videos that use brief clips from Zabriskie Point to think through looping,
abstraction, the unavoidable distancing that results from close looking, and ethically dubious
uses of abstractionand aestheticization in representations of violence and disaster.
This video uses a brief clip of a woman running through the desert while producing a sound
lower than a scream, louder than a hum. The same video and its accompanying audio loop
repeatedly, with a new layer being added every round. By the middle of the video, every frame
of the clip is simultaneously layered on top of the others, and all of the audio tracks blur into
a scream. Maintaining the density of the image, the audio layers begin to fall away but increase
in volume. ending with a maximum volume, single-voiced scream supporting a clip in which
everything is happening, all at once.