Moving-Images

The Structure of Illness Space

Year of Production: 2016

Run Time: 9:03 mins.

Color / Sound

The latest moving-image investigation from Serenati, this experimental documentary explores the theory of architecture as a metaphor for the phenomenological event of illness experience. Through interpretive performance and an abandoned house, this art film seeks to understand representation through space and time. 

Misconceptions

Year of Production: 2012

Running Time: 6:35 min

Color / Sound

Employing poetry, video, and meditation, this project is a visualization of process aimed at communicating a reframed experience with illness while mapping the process of healing – my transformation from here to there. In producing a body of research that blends spirituality with creativity, a sophisticated response to my illness is located. As an empowered and impassioned voice, this project offers a new, positive metaphor for illness discourse intended to inspire and heal – illness is a window.

Fragments of an Illness

Year of Production: 2011

Running Time: 15 mins.

Color / Sound

Set in the rural landscapes of a hyper-reality, Serenati explores the ways illness can be translated into a visual travelogue for the purposes of self healing. With experimentation in narrative reconstruction and metaphorical play, this experimental documentary examines the process of recontextualizing illness experience. 

Soul Survivor: An Evolution of Beauty

Year of Production: 2008

Running Time:

Color / B&W / Sound

The road to recovery can be harsh and daunting but the personal growth of a survivor is immeasurable. This documentary film follows one woman's story of trauma and change. A professional horse trainer with over thirty years experience is victim of a horrific accident. It is a new day and Leslie must reclaim her life and passion. 

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Distorted

Year of production: 2012

Running Time: 55 second loop

Color

This project is a large scale installation that composites a 3 channel video signal into a recontextualized moving-image. This examination of the power relations between the body and the illness offers a real-time processing experience using Max5 software. Based on an algorithmic equation, images are derived randomly out of their sequence from 3 separate videos and merged into 1 out-sourcing composite. This project is intended to play with the logic of recontextualization, representation, expression and the politics of aesthetics through algorithmic design.

Crossing Boundaries: An Experiment in Vision and Sound

Year of production: 2009

Running Time: 8:15 min

Color / Sound

This moving picture is a self-portrait that depicts the mental and physical obstacles endured as a Leukemia patient. This film is the artist's metaphorical interpretation of the creativity of the enlightened and the awakening of the spiritually blessed.

Untitled 79: A Self Portrait

Year of production: 2009

Running Time: 1:43 min

Color / Sound

This project was intended to capture the darkness - the negative energy - that festers inside a person during illness. The video is an examination of the darkside of confusion, pain and vulnerabilty.

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At the Crossroads of Unrest

Year of production: 2011

Running Time: 7:48 min

Color / Sound / Subtitled

An experimental travelogue that chronicles the Egyptian revolution from a multimedia, sociopolitical lens.

Rapid Eye Movement

Year of production: 2009

Running Time: 2:33 min

B&W / Color / Sound

A stop-motion film that is intended to empower feminist representation in video. Through rhythm and form, the art of the female body is celebrated.

Voyeur

Year of production: 2009

Running Time: 3:29 min

B&W / Sound

A complex and layered investigation into the contemporary and historical connotations of the voyeur and the sensationalized subject.

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Crossin' Over

Year of production: 2009

Running Time: 3:46 min

Color / Sound

A music video inspired by the lyrical performance of Rj Campbell and the Rainin' Blues Band at the Gainesville Blues Festival.

Rock Island Line

Year of production: 2008

Running Time: 1:48 min

B&W / Sound

Presented as a single-shot film, Rock Island Line juxtaposes early 20th century field recordings and a single still frame image to explore movement and meaning.

Crisis in Space

Year of production: 2008

Running Time: 5:11 min

B&W / Sound

Crisis In Space is a look at the social consumption of technology and the relationship of dependence by which our society requires. 


 

(20' x 20' projection)

 

Single-channel Projection: 4 min.

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