Under a Blanket of Blue
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1996, Super-8mm film, color, sound, 15 mins.
A super-8 alchemy of song and imposing urban landscapes. Filmed in heavily over-developed areas of northern and central Spain, the dehumanizing and impersonal architectural structures that the inhabitants call "home" are edited into a bittersweet array of rigid geometric forms and bland textures. Ironically grafted onto the imagery is Glenn Miller's sweet romantic ballad, "Under a Blanket of Blue," both in original recording and in a breathless vocal a capella by the maker during the filming.