This is an excerpt from the short experimental/Butoh film SPECTRAL directed by Geoff Shelton and performed by Butoh artist Vangeline.
An ethereal presence dwells within an abandoned 19th century textile mill. The mill, built in the 1830’s, employed over 800 people, at one time becoming the epicenter of the small town built around it. Over it’s 170-year history of prosperity, tragedy and abandonment, this apparition has thrived. Through cinematic language and Butoh movement, we seek to capture this elusive quality as it moves amidst the crumbling walls and overgrown flora.