South Bland Street
(Lina Verchery, 2013, 3 min)
An experimental ethnography of a place, tracing geographies of time, memory, and decay.
Holding that memory, dreamscapes, and the passage of time are all somehow imprinted on a 'place', this experimental ethnography attempts to capture the uncanny feeling of returning to the places of one's past, gesturing toward the unfamiliarity of the familiar.
Part of a larger interrogation of the modes and purposes of video ethnography, South Bland Street seeks to document the 'human' in the fullness of its complexity and concealment, subverting conventional modes of documentary representation in order to open possibilities for new kinds of knowing.
World Premiere, Video