La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Film & Video
Country: USA
At La Macina: 2021

I am a filmmaker, writer, artist and educator and each of these disciplines shares a synergistic relationship in defining my artistic practice. My creative interests lie at the intersection between traditional audio-visual storytelling forms and hybrid approaches to mediated experience promoted by emerging new media formats. My creative work spans from linear cinema and storytelling, to experimental video art, to writing fiction and creative nonfiction. My film work utilizes aesthetic strategies of immersion, verisimilitude and self-reflexivity to engage the viewer on a sensory level and encourage heightened viewer interactivity within a fixed, linear medium. Multi-layered soundscapes combine with a visual style that expresses vision versus deprivation to evoke a disrupted sensory experience in the viewer akin to the fragmented perspectives within my characters. The cinematic apparatus, so often considered an objective method of documenting reality with 20/20 vision, is instead presented as a metaphor for the ephemeral, biased nature of human perception. I am creatively inspired by the “non-places” within society – the wildernesses and the urban ruins, empty lots, highway overpasses, and industrial zones – the transitory spaces we pass through, often without thinking – that I use as a cinematic backdrop for the personal, character-driven stories I create


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