Ophelia’s Rue

Single Channel HD Video, 4:15 min.

This video takes its name from the female character from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the flower she bequeaths herself. Swallowed by a narrow, but deep, cut of creek, a woman swims in place, her ankle tied to a long yellow rope that travels upstream. Interspersed with found recordings from the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami and sound from planet Jupiter recorded by NASA's Voyager.
Sagehen Creek Field Station, Tahoe National Forest, CA

Concept, performance, editing by Jean Brennan
Videography by Jean Brennan, Logan Lape, Margarita Sanchez Urdanet