FILMS / ART WORKS
SUSIE'S GHOST (2011)
in collaboration with Ruthie Marantz
SUSIE’S GHOST is about the mystery of the marks we make and leave behind. The “Susie” in the title refers to my older sister who had died shortly before we shot the film but the "ghost" refers more generally to feelings of lingering loss. Both my photography and the performance of collaborator Ruthie Marantz express a tentative presence and a diffuse sense of disappearance. Is she looking for something or someone? Is she really there? Is she really gone? We shot with aging 16mm film in my downtown Manhattan neighborhood, just before construction mania obliterated the last traces of the manufacturing district I’d moved to 35 years earlier. That too has passed.
16mm | color | sound | 7 min
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