Works in Progress

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

CIVIL WAR SURVEILLANCE POEMS is a five-part project of experimental and hybrid-form short films contemplating a second American civil war via lyrical nonfiction, mixing call-in radio, twenty years of verité footage from the filmmaker's archive, and robots. Conceptually, the project is made from a specific time and historical vantage point: it’s 2036 and America is in a protracted civil war. Partly nostalgic political travelogue, partly a quest to mine the archive for what went wrong, and part prewar surveillance records, the project deconstructs and builds to a clashing ideology, culminating in an installation of sound sculpture, four-walled video and artifacts.

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UNTITLED NORMAL PROJECT

Following stories over more than five years in the American South and Midwest, longitudinal documentary UNTITLED NORMAL PROJECT combines animation and verité footage to look at the current state of mental health treatment in America.

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Contact: mitch@mitchmccabe.com