interview about film: issuu.com/arthabens/docs/art_habens_art_review_summer_2015_e/4
Nothing tells the story of a young woman named Jane. She has resigned herself to a life with a man that she doesn't love and a dead-end job as a maid in a small rundown motel. Her one form of escape is to try on the lives of the guests that are staying in the rooms she cleans.
As Jane reluctantly cleans while dabbling in her role playing game, she comes face to face with her own life, in a frightening and honest way.
Set in the heat-soaked town of Twentynine Palms, the desert landscape becomes a character, and the film rides the line between art and narrative.
Tracey Snelling-writer, director, set design
Idan Levin-executive producer, producer
Elizabeth Guest as "Jane"
Idan Levin as "lump"
John LaRosa-sound design, production sound mixer
Jeremy Castillo-editor, 2nd unit dp
music by Ryan Ruehlen and My Uncle is a Cannibal
AC Institute art exhibition
New York, U S A
Crocker Art Museum art exhibition
Sacramento, U S A
Aeroplastics Contemporary art exhibition
Circuito Off Film Festival
Western Europe PREMIERE
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Eastern Europe PREMIERE
Oakland Underground Film Festival
Oakland, U S A
Naperville Independent Film Festival
Naperville, U S A
San Francisco International Film Festival
San Francisco, U S A
North America PREMIERE
Tracey Snelling is an internationally exhibiting contemporary visual artist, known best for her immersive installations using small-scale and large-scale sculptures, along with projections. Through the use of many mediums, Snelling gives her impression of a place, its people and their experience, and allows the viewer to extrapolate his or her own meaning. Often, the cinematic image stands in for real life as it plays out behind windows in the buildings, sometimes creating a sense of mystery, other times stressing the mundane. Snelling was invited by the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 to exhibit her Bordertown installation. She has shown work in museums such as The Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Gemeentemuseum Helmond, the Netherlands; Shanghai Zendai MOMA, Zhujiajiao, China; and Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany. She has had solo exhibitions throughout the US as well as in China, Belgium, the Netherlands, and London, and has been awarded residencies in Beijing and Shanghai. Her large-scale, film-inspired installation Woman on the Run has been exhibited at Selfridges, London; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; 21c Museum, Louisville; Frist, Nashville; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina, and the Virginia MOCA. Snelling presently has a large solo exhibition up in Brussels, Belgium, and will be having another solo exhibition in San Francisco in December.