In the vast inland wasteland surrounding Los Angeles, at a point where the accelerating expanse of suburban sprawl meets the Mojave Desert, The Garden observes the inner life of a young man as he labors anonymously in tract housing developments. With slow and sensuous precision, the evolution of the landscape is played out upon the face of this young worker—a face arrested by loneliness and apprehension. In the mundane and in fleeting glimpses of radiant beauty, we witness this man and the world he creates bind together, each half-formed and resting upon the Earth.
The Garden, Ryan Philippi
HD Video, 40mins.
Screenings: International Film Festival Rotterdam, Athens International Film and Video Festival (Athens, OH), Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, WI), Revolution Reel Series at Intermedia Arts (Minneapolis, MN), College of Visual Arts (St. Paul, MN), Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Cameraman, Cinematographer, Editor, Filmmaker, Sound Designer, Video Artist, Video Producer
Untitled Video Installation (3 Panel)
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First Day of Snow
Untitled (for Chris Jenkins)
Eugene (An Elegy)
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Untitled Silent Film