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Date of Submission

Spring 2019

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Film and Electronic Arts

Project Advisor 1

A. Sayeeda Moreno

Abstract/Artist's Statement


I am interested in the way that we look at a given landscape and take possession of it in our blood and brain. None of us lives apart from the land entirely; such an isolation is unimaginable. If we are to realize and maintain our humanity, we must come to a moral comprehension of earth and air as it is perceived in the long turn of seasons and of years.

-- N. Scott Momaday

Rapture is an exercise in sensorial distortion, one that explores experiences of disembodiment and transversal through the interplay between light and sound, between landscape and viewing space. As of images of the sky, of the sand, and of the mountains play out across the screen, the tones of the music suffuse themselves with the images, and transport the viewer away from the gallery space to the vast, almost infinite space of the deserts of New Mexico. In superimposing themselves onto the landscape of New Mexico the viewer can allow their imagination to roam boundlessly, to arrive at a sense of profound personal meaning, one unbridled by the constraints of language.

There is a great good in returning to a landscape that has had extraordinary meaning in one's life. It happens that we return to such places in our minds irresistibly. There are certain villages and towns, mountains and plains that, having seen them walked in them lived in them even for a day, we keep forever in the mind's eye. They become indispensable to our well-being; they define us, and we say, I am who I am because I have been there, or there.

-- N. Scott Momaday

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