Reverse Shadow

Rental Format(s): Digital File

Production format: digital video
Sound collage: Janie Geiser
Sound mix: Kari Rae Seekins

Rivers run red, planes hover above the water, ships travel in darkness, and towers loom and topple. Disaster seems imminent as the hunters prepare to shoot. The body is a soft target.

I had a recurring dream that I was walking in the woods and a hunter mistook me for a bird. I could hear him moving through the forest. I always woke up before the gun was fired, but that feeling of apprehension would stay with me throughout the day. Lately, even without dreaming this dream, that apprehension is present.

Reverse Shadow draws on a range of sources, from target practice games for children. brochures of WW2 war planes, medical books, panoramic photographs, and iphone videos shot from an airplane seat. The sound collage includes elements from the The Conet Project (recordings of Cold War era shortwave "numbers stations"), and other found sources including an Edison audio recording of the Rip Van Winkle story. Together, these elements evoke an atmosphere of suspended apprehension, the sense that some disaster is waiting to happen, but we don't know exactly what it will be or where it will come from.

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