The 16mm. film, Thirst: A Space Translation—Mapped Land to Film, uses film like a measuring tape. I ran a strip of film across an atlas beginning at Colorado and running through New Mexico to the abstract international border. I scratched out blue lines in the black film leader every time my path crossed water. The resulting experience aims to create a hunger for the color blue that serves as a metaphor for the thirst for water. The middle of New Mexico, which corresponds to the middle of the motion picture, is completely dry, so there is a long spell of blackness. The state’s borders are as abstract and arbitrary as the path I chose, but the consequences of those boundaries for survival and for the color blue, are definite and apparent. 
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