Minong, I slept

5:00, 16mm, silent, 2010

On the remote wilderness island called Minong (Isle Royale), remains of human industry are absorbed into the forest and shoreline. An inquiry into the push and pull between people and nature, land and sea, intimacy and vastness. View an excerpt.

“If a body of water is an imaginary space, then any island it surrounds becomes its record. Its shoreline is a map of footprints, its pockmarked woods a museum of minor industry. Both the visitor and the dreamer know: there will still be fingerprints on the windows, even once the doors have blown in.” –Ben Russell & Ben Rivers 

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