Workers Leaving the Job-Site
Another take, another era, another factory, shot in Mississippi in summer 2012, this is a riff on the Lumière Brothers classic 1895 film.
Shot on 16mm in the summer of 2013, Fe26 follows two gentlemen around the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio, and examines the tensions between illegal work — in this case, the stealing of manhole covers and copper piping — and the basic survival tactics that exist in areas of high unemployment. The film features two local residents, Issac “I-Pleeza” Chester and Jonathan “Streets” Lee, previously seen in Rita Larson’s Boy/The Tombigbee Chronicles No. 2. As in Sound That, the buried suggests the relationship between what’s seen above ground and the elements taken for granted beneath the surface, in this instance, criminal deeds and activities. (KJE)
Sound That follows employees of the Cleveland Water Department on the hunt for what lies beneath, as they investigate for leaks in the infrastructure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. As in Fe26, the buried suggests the relationship between what’s seen above ground and the elements taken for granted beneath the surface, in this instance, basic city services. The sound invites the viewer/listener into the hollow sounds lurking under Cleveland’s surfaces. (KJE)
An insulator doles out R-15, a material that keeps homes warm in the winter months and cool in the summer.
About an old consumer product produced at the Westinghouse factory in Mansfield, Ohio in the 1960s.
Ten Five in the Grass
A film about Black cowgirls and cowboys in preparation for the specific rodeo event of calf roping. Filmed in Lafayette, Louisiana and Natchez, Mississippi in late spring/summer 2011, the title Ten Five in the Grass refers to the type of rope used to capture fast calves.
Illustrates the Virginia Union University football team working together.