still from the film

mid-length film

 Exodus Pathology, My latest in-progress work, is an experimental documentary comprised of digitally distorted personal footage shot in the three years since I arrived in the United States: geographical disorientation, fragmented relationships, marriage, queerness, language stutters and the process of switching from a mother tongue to a stepmother tongue. The project knits together reenactments, visual diaries, imaginary cartography, Skype conversations, nostalgia, and more to depict the alienation that the displaced experience.

still from the film

still from the film

I vividly remember how, as a child, I was drawn more to film negatives rather than to developed photographs, spending hours in dark rooms trying to pick out every little detail. Film negativity distorts reality but not homogeneously. The frictions and glitches of visually uncanny experience generate a sense of an alternative reality, or perhaps hyperreality, where the displaced lives.

still from the film

still from the film