pal/imp/sest (2024)
Single-channel digital video, color, stereo sound
32'10"
Essay film
[a revisitation of a visitation]
A choir of witnesses revisit a disrupted mourning session. The polyphonic narration oscillates between absurd and profound / personal and found footage of how grief rituals manifest. Delving into a series of ruptures, possessions, and dispossessions is a geopoetic witnessing of colliding and entangled histories, traumas, and bodies through unfolding violence on Onondaga land, Afghanistan, and Gaza.
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Installation view from "Unsettled, Unbridled, Unbound" (2024). Documentation by Joe Zhao.