Desiree Dawn Kapler, "below the neck, above the knees", "Home"
In below the neck, above the knees, a filmmaker shares diaristic stories from her life, contemplating the
different ways in which one could feel trauma, and explores the act of violation
in the context of trauma and healing. In Home, layers of destroyed photographs light up footage with flames. Collect. Save. Document. Repeat. The filmmaker walks through the rubble. Images of the before and after exist as one.
These films are being displayed as a video installation for the first all female media arts exhibit Silent Reflections.