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  • When I die bury me in a Hemlock coffin so I go to hell snapping.

    Work in Progress, 16mm film and direct animation – This short experimental film documents a hemlock forest, which is being slowly eaten to death by the invasive woolly adelgid beetle, whose northward expansion has been aided by climate change, allowing it to penetrate forests from which the insect had previously been frozen out. Depicted through direct animation on film, the trees say good bye to each other through the mycorrhizal network, and news of their demise travels through a subway system, to the city, and back. The changing environments comment on the ways man made systems of connection mimic those of nature.