Ungrounded : Excerpts from Chronicle of a Fall
An experimental documentary installation combining cinema verité with emerging technologies such as parallel POV video and volumetric capture. The piece pays homage to the Verité classic ‘Chronicle of a Summer,’ loosely applying it to contemporary U.S. It looks into the lives of ten immigrant cultural producers at various locations in the US, as they negotiate ideas like "home" and "happiness" in an increasingly precarious landscape. As in the French film, our characters go about their days, at times crossing paths and even gather for a shared meal. However, in our project, electronic media itself has become a medium, a non-place in which our protagonists are immersed, often experiencing two places at once, or one place from multiple views.