Inheritance

2015-16

HD Video

17:34

I created this photo during an excavation I conducted of a burial ground on my family’s property in rural Pennsylvania. I began by surveying the site, then engrossed myself in a visceral engagement with the forest. I began by using traditional archaeological methods to document, excavate, transport and share this intimate site, while also conveying the weight of past events and magnitude of emotional connections to this particular place. The video includes footage of the property, my excavation process, and audio from conversations with family members about our land and family history.