de rerum natura (2019, 18:40, 16mm x 3 and cell phone video)

"de rerum naturaā€¯ is a three-part meditation on beauty in the natural world that both embraces and interrogates our knee-jerk response to the glories of nature. The structure of the film stages a conversation between black-and-white 16mm film and iPhone images as ways of representing that beauty. The film concludes with a coda in the form of a half-roll of film shot on my camera by Robert Todd that in many ways responds to the hand-wringing in the previous three sections.