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2010:
You Know I Love You, Right?
I Wish I'd Asked
2009:
The Artists' Alphabet #1: The Great Recession
Said Too Much But Not Enough
Calamity Calendar
2008:
I'm Losing You And It's Effortless
Overheard
The Name On the Sign
3 Questions for This Particular Moment
2007:
You Better Watch What You Say
2006:
These Things I Say Out Loud
Speak To Me - Series
Gestures - Series
Over My Head
She's A (Pop Song Lyric)
She's My (Pop Song Lyric)
2005:
Figures of Speech
Dis/Connect
Hello
Risk of Exposure
Interchange 3
16-8-1
3 Performances
2004:
Ask Me Anything
Real Love Stories #2
Real Love Stories #1
Write On This
Interchange 2
Wish You Were Here
2003:
Notice
Hopscotch
Interchange
Four Letter Words
You Have All The Answers
Sounds
Color & Sound
2002:
buy me
dive/awake
2001:
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dive/awake // Single Channel Film

/Title of Work/ "dive/awake"
/Medium/ Single Channel Video
/Format/ Digital Video and Super 8, Sound
/Length/ 4:10
/Date/ May 2002

"dive/awake" explores reawakening after one has been asleep in a "coma" of doing things according to how others want us to do them, of being the way others want us to be.

It evokes and relates feelings of suffocation, numbness, despair, regret for time and opportunities lost. Do we dare shed outmoded ways of being, and take a leap of faith into the unknown, risking rebirth and resurrection?

"dive/awake" was shot on Super 8, then transferred to digital video for post production. This approach combines the beauty of Super 8 film's lo-fi grain with the beauty of effects only available through the use of non-linear editing software.

stills: D. Jean Hester

Credits:

D. Jean Hester - Director, Camera, Editing, Sound
"Woman" - Elizabeth Fraines
Dress Wrangler - Malinda
Production Assistants - Charlene Mortale, David Eadington, Marisol Medina

Screenings and Festivals:

2002 - LadyFest LA - Los Angeles, CA
2002 - Silver Lake Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA
2002 - Super Super 8 - Los Angeles, CA
2002 - California Works - Sacramento, CA

Awards:

Award of Merit - California Works