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Range of motion

  • Author(s): Sledge, Jessica Estelle
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Abstract

In my work, I'm invested in exploring the material world (which I access through my own collection of found objects /materials or those gifted to me by others) in order to explore the immaterial world and all of the twists and turns in between, including how we cope with our aging bodies and those of the ones we love. Range of Motion is a 28-minute 16mm black and white film that looks at my relationship with my elderly neighbor Judy McCloud, my relationship to her objects, her relationship to her objects, and our relationship to our bodies. In keeping with my interest in mobility, I move, stretch, and interact with Judy's objects in an effort to better understand them and my own body. I use my still-nimble fingers to craft a structure from the materials I've been given, and I try to make sense of the huge pile of objects that has been passed onto me

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