16mm to digital projection | 22m | sound
BALTIMORE catalogs the landscapes and architecture of the filmmaker’s hometown of Baltimore City. Personal and observational, this 16mm film, shot from 2016 to 2018, explores exterior spaces, material and psychic fragments of historic buildings, many of which have been demolished or renovated since the completion of the film.
Sound, Edit, Camera: Margaret RorisonComposer: Bonnie Jones Re-Recording Mix: Tom Boram
All footage was shot with a 16mm Bolex Camera from June 2016 - July 2018.
Creation of this work was made possible in part by a Ruby artist project grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
Aside from film festival premieres and screenings, my film, BALTIMORE was exhibited in a two person show at Current Space Gallery from September 11 - October 2, 2021, curated by the gallery’s co-founders. The film was exhibited with additional "visual footnotes": various maps of Baltimore City to provide a political and geographical context of the city, select still frames of filmed locations with accompanying unique histories of these locations, and two large “film objects” created from the edited 16mm workprint of the film. Documentation of this exhibit is included in this project.
Musuem of the Moving Image
The Maryland Film Festival
El Festival Internacional de Cine UNAM