– Gowanus Haze; (2012); 16mm; TRT: 5:41
Margaret Rorison is a filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her current work often develops from extensive walks through rural and urban landscapes, combining memories, field recordings and text. She is interested in the potentials of storytelling through the use of live projection and sound. Rorison’s work has been screened at various festivals and venues including Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, CROSSROADS, Images Festival, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Sonic Circuits Festival, Microscope Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and The High Zero Festival. She is the co-founder and curator for a roaming experimental film series, Sight Unseen and holds an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art.
The filmmaker returns to her old neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. The footage captures a landscape known as The Gowanus Canal, an area of Brooklyn, which was once inhabited by a productive port and industrial compound.