Manuela Morales, After Darkness

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February 22 – April 4, 2017

Manuela Morales

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The two channels of the video show scenes of landscapes and emails between a family that is dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault. The primary channel deals with the assault, which took place within the family, a story that is not necessarily unique. The opposing channel displays rural landscapes. Both channels contain scenes that randomly change from night to day, with pathways ending suddenly. The images are nonlinear, much like healing from a trauma such as sexual assault. Within this variation lies a path, as the family is slowly finding out.

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