current/recent projects

DIANA
8m | 16mm on video | 2018

Diana portrays Chicago-based healer Diana Harper as well as the total solar eclipse which was visible across the United States in August of 2017. Created during a moment of immense transition in her life, the film simultaneously portrays Diana and speaks to the global political climate, gendered and racist dismissal of non-scientific epistemologies, and the astronomical phenomenon of the eclipse.

https://ddamascenaa.com/

INITIAL LAG
7m 20s | 16mm on video | 2017

Initial Lag lifts optical illusions, somatic experiments, and descriptive text from David Katz’s book Psychological Atlas from 1940 in order to critically investigate epistemology & optics. The film explores the limits and boundaries of verbal communication and human perception, promoting embodied experience.