– Victoria; (2012); Digi, TRT: 10:21
Three sisters search for a place to rest in a collage of different landscapes. As the siblings shift from location to location, versions of human utopia are taken away by nature, leaving them with impressions of a war. Filmed at confrontation sites around the eastern US and the wilderness of North America.
Olivia Ciummo, is a filmmaker, artist and educator based in New York City. Her work has exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Photography – Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art – NYC, The Pittsburgh Biennial, Mass Art Film Society – Boston, as well as film festivals, galleries, backyards, basements, and cultural centers nationally and abroad. She holds an MFA in Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago, (2010). She teaches moving images and media in higher education.
Filmed at confrontation sites around the eastern US and the wilderness of North America, Victoria draws out impressions about the cyclical aspects of fear and nature. The people, landscapes and animals shift around in time and change characteristics to describe a way in which things might change as they cycle. As the sisters search for a place to rest in a collage of different environments, allegories spell out war, while nature takes back the landscape.
This winter she finished three short films, On the Evening, Ships Can’t Sail (for the showPsychic Panic at SPACE in Pittsburgh) and Invert and All That Is Solid (for a show at Heliopolis in Brooklyn). She is working on the pre-production for a longer film work called Walker Alone (working title)—a creative treatment about people walking on highways.