7:43 / United States / 2019 / Super 8 / Digital transfer / Silent
Synopsis: A short, silent film based on a poem concerning the interior, dream-like experiences of an individual through love and loss.
Director: Hali Autumn
Artist bio: Hali Autumn is a multi-disciplinary artist working across film forms and movement, instrumentalizing allegory and poetic symbology, while exploring human truths and personal mythology. Her preferred medium is film-making, which she uses for the transmutation and translations of these themes. Within her film form, she reflects landscapes and wilderness as a backdrop to mirror the body’s own. Through metaphors of the relationship between the world and the body, she finds her threshold.
She is self-taught and was first introduced to Super 8mm film-making through a scholarship with the Northwest Film Center in Portland, OR. After completing a short film, entitled TWO, drawn from poetry she wrote preceding the workshop, she co-founded the artist collective ALVA and created ONE. ONE was completed in December 2020, in tandem with the release of a photography book, entitled Fertile Collision. There are themes of release between photographer and dancer, tracing moments of the ethereal and intimate conversations, oscillating between each other in the past and present, as an amplifier. The idea of using constraints–or lack thereof–in her work and the portraits she incorporates, reflect the craft and history of early modernist dance which continues to inspire her research.