Recalling the trauma of my childhood best friend’s death does not come easily and sometimes, not at all.

My themes are memory, trauma and the interior and exterior world and how they overlap. The family’s ability to change to survive, or resist and collapse.

I use the collective consciousness of found footage and create a visual collage using family home movies and ‘amateur’ observations. Often, I mix a voice-over soundtrack of fictional anecdotes with the historical, to re-create my personal world. When I decide to narrate in my own voice, it is a composite character; it’s me but different versions of myself. It is more of a performance, than a narration.

Awarded

2021 NBR Student Grant

 

Type of Project

Experimental

Length

15:11

Program

Hunter College

Producer

Neville Elder

Writer

Neville Elder

Editor

Neville Elder

Contact

nevilleelder.com

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