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Half Human, Half Vapor (16mm film)

Excerpts from HALF HUMAN, HALF VAPOR (2015, 16mm, 12:00)

“A mystic’s sculpture garden amidst hurricane damage and property foreclosure.”

This project began out of a fascination with a giant sculpture of a dragon attached to a Central Florida mansion. The property had recently been left to rot, held in lien by a bank. Hurricanes washed away the sculpture. I learned about the artist who created this landmark, Lewis Vandercar (1913-1988), who began as a painter. His practice grew along with his notoriety for spell-casting and telepathy. Inspired by Vandercar’s interest in parallel possibility, I combined these images with text from local newspaper articles in a haunted-house film that both engages with and looks beyond the material world.


World Premiere at 2015 New York Film Festival – Projections Program