THE WAKE

2011

Format: Single Channel Video

Duration: 04:50Mins

Camera: Boaz Freund

Editing: Dana Levy

Soundtrack: Sebastian Meisner

Thanks To: John Rawlins Jane Hayland

Filmed At: The Carnegie Museum

Funded By: Israel Rabinowitz Film Fund

The Wake was filmed at the invertebrate zoology department of the Carnegie Natural History museum in Pittsburgh  where there are old cabinets full of categorized butterfly specimens, neatly ordered in drawers. I released into this space 100 live butterflies that flew among the dead specimens, as if these dead specimens have now come to life