5th Vital Sign (9m, 2011) (excerpt above)

(16mm film, optical printing, ray-o-grams, appropriated internet news images of pharmacy robbery surveillance photos collected in 2010 refilmed in 16mm from computer monitors)


5th Vital Sign is an optically printed collage16mm film addressing the personal and cultural impact on the artist of the oxycontin and prescription drug crisis in rural areas of the US.


Special thanks to David More' (actor), Ben Thorpe Brown, Lee Xie, Umi Baden-Powell (collaborators on ray-o-gram), & Gregg Bordowtiz. Sound by Pancake and Andy Hayleck on instruments made by Neil Feather


Special acknowledgement to Shellie Fleming for critique & feedback.