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I'm Floating in a Beam of Light With You

The Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running is an artist collaborative that works with icons of landscape and film as a hypnotic, romantic tool for gazing. In this film we created our imagined/faked versions of "the moon on the river" by collaging material we filmed in various remote locations across America, from the Florida Keys to Ohio, to the islands of Washington State (including "Moon River" in Georgia, the birthplace of Johnny Mercer). Elements used to create the "illusion" include hotel soaps, swimming pools, cathedral holy water, pool slides, moon rocks at the Kennedy Space Center, etc. This piece was exhibited as an installation, complete with a giant hand-hooked rug, in the exhibition "Sisters of the Moon" at the KY Museum of Art and Craft in 2016. The film was shown as a loop but exists also as a standalone sequence. Depending on the location, we may be able to install it in situ with the rug if that is desired.

  • Denise Burge
  • Lisa Siders-Kenny
  • Jenny Ustick
  • Denise Burge
  • Denise Burge
  • none
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Sisters of the Moon exhibition
    United States
    October 15, 2017
    North American premiere
Director Biography - Denise Burge, Lisa Siders-Kenny, Jenny Ustick

Denise Burge and Jenny Ustick are both professors of art at the University of Cincinnati, and Lisa Siders lives in Whidbey Island, Washington, where she works for a writer's residency.

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