FSU Alum, Ruth Dusseault Featured in Witness to Wind and War at 489 Edgewood Saturday, April 21
Witness to Wind and War
8pm Saturday, April 21, 2012
At 489 Edgewood
Contraband Cinema presents a series of short films that ponder apocalyptic landscapes – imagined, constructed, abandoned and found. The work of Ruth Dusseault and Kelly Sears will be screened as part of a series of topical events at the new venue 489Edgewood.
On the military line we will view Dusseault’s D-Day Joplin which traverses two landscapes, one constructed by humans for a paintball D-Day reenactment, the other just miles away in tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri. The evening will close with Dusseault’s award-winning 21st & 20th which transforms a junk yard existing on the Enola Gay launch site into a single take moving backdrop for the 1952 nuclear age cartoon Astro Boy.
Once It Started It Could Not End by Sears finds the imprint of a high school disaster through the pages of abandoned yearbooks. Similarly, her Cover Me Alpha takes instructional quotes from military yearbooks to re-caption the activities of toy soldiers in battle. Imprinted combines scotch tape extractions of rapture text and newspaper headlines from the Joplin tornados.