Forensics & Ceremony: Iteration #4

An experimental video driven by sound and mood, as experienced through the feminine lens--the inspiration for this piece is mediated communication and dissemination via technological proxy. The video is meant to be viewed as a contemplative experience as either a singular viewing experience or as a seamlessly looping experience.

Forensics & Ceremony uses video and sound to illustrate a personal journey of settling rhetorical internal arguments through inner reflection and mindfulness rituals. You are encouraged to immerse yourself into this environment—to listen and watch at your own pace. Emotional focus, mental clarity and calm are elusive concepts to many people in modern society. Through the work of Forensics & Ceremony, I seek to create a space of mental contemplation where the viewer may find themselves in a ceremonious space before moving into a place of mindfulness and earthly grounding, vicariously through sound and light.

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental Video and Sound, Video Art, conceptual, cerebral
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 16, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Fall Into the Arts
    Battle Creek, MI
    October 16, 2015
Director Biography


Heather Stratton is a electronic media artist focusing on the human condition through a feminine lens, ritual & repetition and the supernatural. She has shown her work and given artist lectures nationally and internationally.

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