SALT is the first film in the Carrizo Quartet, a series of performance landscape animated videos by Christina McPhee (2004-2005). The Carrizo Quartet explores 'seismic memory' - a mapping of post -traumatic stress disorder visualizations and geophysical seismic date (including sound) in the aftermath of earthquakes along the San Andreas Fault in California.
Born of the 6.5 magnitude San Simeon earthquake, central California, in December 2003, SALT begins with television’s six o clock lineup at a death scene, then cuts to a strange antagonist, wired for sound. She tracks aftershocks through a salt lake bed near the San Andreas Fault. A menace or a friend, the memory of nightmare--post traumatic imprints on the salt.
a film by Christina McPhee / a naxsmash group production
with sound design by Sariah Storm
Direction and montage: Christina McPhee
camera: Terry Hargrave and Christina McPhee
Selected exhibition history:
premiere: Transport Gallery Los Angeles 2005 (installation)
Cartes Center for Art and Technology, Espoo Finland (solo exhibition, curated by Maria Tjader-Knight) 2006
"Artistic Disasters", Pacific Film Archive, curated by Steve Seid, April 6, 2006 screening
American University Museum 2007 (solo exhibition- installation)
Screenings: LA FILM FORUM 2008, 'Because the Night" Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University Los Angeles 2009, curated by LiveBox; also travelled to Diverse Works / Aurora Picture Show, Houston, 2009.