WHAT TRAVELERS ARE SAYING ABOUT JORNADA DEL MUERTO
United States, 2020, 13’45”
Residents of and visitors to the Tularosa Basin of New Mexico, site of the first detonation of an atomic bomb, contribute to the production of public memory as they offer logistical advice, philosophical reckonings, and plaintive cries about making “the journey of the dead.” Made in resistance to nuclear colonialism and in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the detonation of nuclear weapons in Japan and the US and the 340th anniversary of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt.
transforms what we know as a daily form of narrative through THE OBITUARY PROJECT, a compendium of moving image that reconceptualizes the obituary form as it gives new life to the antiquated documentary practice of salvage ethnography. She has animated cyanotypes of downwinders; recorded mobile phone footage of the last public phone booths of Finland; and written the text of a video out of paper clips, a Norwegian symbol of nonviolent resistance. Between January 2017 and 2021 she created Link Rot Archive, a collection of dead and broken links to US government webpages.