Blood Relations Video, 35 Minutes, 12 Photographs, 2003-2004
Blood Relations is a 35-minute experimental narrative video with accompanying photographs, which tells the story of a family living on the edge of the Southern California desert. The unspoken grief for the dead father and husband mirrors the ongoing disappearance of natural land as planned housing communities multiply around their home. The film explores the entangled dynamics of the characters in the enclosed domestic environment in relation to the vast space around them. Scenes of their home life are inter-cut with sequences of Lou¹s surreal alter existence, inspired by video games¹ syntax and action films.