des abends
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Filmed in the countryside in Finland, "des abends" combines a fictional narrative recounted over images of snowy landscapes, with excerpts from Shelley’s “Frankenstein” woven throughout. The narration explores observation, memories and memory loss, grief, and the surreal affects that the short winter days and surrounding landscapes can have on the mind.
Summer McCorkle des abends
"When I'm traveling and staying in some new place, I have woken up in the middle of the night and have no idea where I am"
Summer McCorkle des abends
“It was like my body had an internal compass, somehow thought it was home"
Summer McCorkle des abends
"I was missing the anonymity that comes with being 1 person in 8 million back in New York"
Summer McCorkle des abends
"Did you drive in?"
Summer McCorkle des abends
“Let me give you a lift back”
Summer McCorkle des abends
"I was grateful"
Summer McCorkle des abends
"Suddenly, she was just gone"
Summer McCorkle des abends
"I wanted neither of these scenarios to happen and worried about it like she was still here, like it was an option"
Summer McCorkle des abends
“Frightened me into silence again”
Summer McCorkle des abends
"The youth and his companion had each of them several names, but the old man had only one, which was father"
Summer McCorkle des abends
“What I knew was fading, the moon as I knew up until now would soon just become an object in the sky with no meaning, a round bright light white thing”
Summer McCorkle des abends
“My universe now was only the present, and being in the present, and the sensations of the present”
Summer McCorkle des abends
“Yesterday it rained, washing away the white frostiness on the trees”

des abends 
2020, 14:07
2 channel HD video installation (HD video, 16mm film, 35 mm black & white slide still film to digital transfer)
All gallery installation images courtesy of Smack Mellon
Photo: Etienne Frossard