Throughout her prodigious oeuvre, Virginia Woolf pioneered experimental literary techniques as a method of capturing a reality that she felt was growing increasingly complex and kinetic. One goal of Woolf’s writing is a concern for how the present moment is experienced.
Within Woolf’s fictive biography, Orlando, she interrogates the ways in which modern humanity understands its place in both the past and present. Woolf exploits photographic prints in the book in order to reveal the nature of the image as a fabricated object. Woolf shows that even something as seemingly objective as a photograph can be read through multiple lenses. Woolf’s play with the presumed actuality of the image, led me to craft a creative film work informed by Orlando.
My project is a film response to Woolf’s questioning of self; the presentation projects a series of film fragments which parallel the fragmented, internal monologue of Orlando in the books final, modernist section.
Jeremy Frank, ’09 Shawnee, KS
Sponsor: Leslie Hankins