Fern SilvaStill: Rock Bottom Riser
Off to the Races (2005, short), If There’s Hell Below… (2005, short), Bate Palmas (2006, short), Manhole (2006, short), Millions Now Living (2006, short), Water Babies (2007, short), Notes from a Bastard Child (2007, short), Spinners (2008, short), After Marks (2008, short), Sahara Mosaic (2009, short), Servants of Mercy (2010, short), In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (2010, short), Peril of the Antilles (2011, short), Passage upon the Plume (2011, short), Concrete Parlay (2012, short), Tender Feet (2013, short), Wayward Fronds (2014, short), Scales in the Spectrum of Space (2015, short), Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder (2017, short), The Watchmen (2017, short), Rock Bottom Riser (2021)
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Notes from a Bastard Child
Images close to the surface disinter stories that won’t stay still.
From ancient Egypt to Las Vegas and McArabia: Sahara Mosaic puts the old and the new world on top of each other in an experimental travelogue.
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails
Eclectic hotpot shot in an overheated Brazil. People are oppressed, baby turtles swim out to sea and our culture decays.
Scales in the Spectrum of Space
A dive into the collective memory of the City of Chicago. In a very associative way, Silva samples 35 films to compile a mini city symphony.
"Visibility is a trap", wrote Michel Foucault with regard to the panopticon as a model of control. Fern Silva's The Watchmen opens opportunities to escape it.
Rock Bottom Riser
Hawaii as the intersection of ancient Polynesian culture, nature, colonialism, religion and astronomy. Full of immense images.