Jennifer Reeves

when it was blue

2008, superimposed dual-projection 16mm, 65-68 minutes
Music by Skúli Sverrisson
WHEN IT WAS BLUE rejoices the splendor of nature as the camera eye traverses land and sea in a montage of diverse ecosystems from the Americas to Iceland and New Zealand. Colorful organic textures and forms, inspired by qualities of the natural world, were created through an array of direct-on-film techniques. This abstract imagery is superimposed upon nature cinematography through double-projection, creating depth and merging the powerful intricacies of the natural world with an artist’s reverence for it all. Anxiety and loss are evoked as the camera hurries to “capture” the natural world on film before it vanishes.



2009 Ann Arbor Film Festival Audience Award