Blue Loop, July

16mm / color / sound / 5min.

Chicago's summertime blazes, unanchored. Skywriting out of time.

Part of a series of nighttime long exposures, Blue Loop, July creates an odd document of a long-standing celebratory tradition in one of Chicago's lower west side neighborhoods. By leaving the camera's shutter open for seconds at a time, the film transforms a summertime spectacle into a light-trace animation that unseats reliability of spatial and temporal direction.

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