Ghost Algebra (excerpts)

Author: Janie Geiser

Excerpts from Ghost Algebra

Film by Janie Geiser

Digital video (shot on 16mm film; finished on HD digital video)

Sound collage: Janie Geiser
7:30 minutes 2009

Under erratic skies, a solitary figure navigates a landscape of constructed nature and broken bones. She peers through a decaying aperture, waiting and watching: the fragility of the body is exposed for what it is: ephemeral, liquid, a battlefield of nervous dreams.

Using found and natural objects, rephotographed video, medical illustrations, and other collage elements, Ghost Algebra suggests one of the original meanings of the word “algebra”: the science of restoring what is missing, the reunion of broken parts. “

Video source Vimeo

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