this is part two of the lion series
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A film exploring the impulsive nature of radiation, Water is the last dream of a dying man. Using brilliant blue and black images from cross-processed 16mm, the film explores the end of the 3 Chernobyl divers – three men who sacrificed their lives to drain a pool of radioactive hydrogen peroxide beneath the burning reactor no. 4 during the Chernobyl disaster. Mutating out of darkness in to a piercing blue, Water drifts under the surface of consciousness and into final memories.
Water is part two of seven in the Lion series. Composed of seven works, Lion is a series of films creted on 16mm and hand processed with darkroom techniques that mimic the effects of radiation on film. Researched in Chernobyl, the series is a product of memories, history, pop culture and technical experiments to create visual representations of invisible forces. Lion consists of five collage diary works with two technical study films.
Presented at 286h British Film Institute London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, March 2014
Presented at Queer Lisboa 18, Queer Art section, September 2014
Presented at Cinémathèque Québécoise in Nature/Culture, October 2014
Presented at 17th Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria BC, October 2014
Presented at 4th Pink Life KuirFest, Ankara, Turkey, January 2015
Presented in Radiant Bodies, Pleasure Dome, Toronto, June 2015
Presented at Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival, Oslo, September 2015
Presented at Imagine Science Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, New York, October 2015
Presented at Film for Artists Residency, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, June 2016