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Field Notes: Processing the Idea of Nature in Los Angeles

A Super 8 search for the meaning of nature in Los Angeles.

Overview

Genre
Nature, Natural History, Essay, and Portrait
Synopsis

Field Notes is a series of eleven short films that study the place and meaning of nature in the greater Los Angeles area. Kate employs the concepts of biological field notes and artist sketches – tools used by people in different fields to study, analyze, and process the world – and extend those to film. Shot entirely on Super 8 and then processed by hand, this work is on one level a series about nature, but it is also an exploration of disconnectedness, appearance, control, compartmentalization, and self in L.A. It proposes a more nuanced understanding of nature, one that celebrates wonder, connection, discussion, and cooperation.

This series was completed for a month-long artist residency at Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Stage
finished
Running time
41 and 0 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2011
Locations
Los Angeles County, California
Prod. Partners
Echo Park Film Center (LA AIR Artist Residency)

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Language
English

Photos

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