An exercise in commitment, this video poem is a collaboration between myself and my husband. Filmed over the course of four very cold months in upstate New York, the footage documents the trails we walked daily during breaks from installing a kitchen and a new well in a 150-year-old country home so that my elderly parents could get out of Manhattan during Covid. These months were a true trial of our relationship and the outcome is my first true love poem, full of the fear, doubt, and hesitation that comes with the willingness to commit to someone, to become family.

  • Max Kraushaar
  • Chelsea Werner-Jatzke
  • Chelsea Werner-Jatzke
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Max Kraushaar, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke

Max and Chelsea are creative partners and life partners. Max Kraushaar is a conceptual artist working across multimedia installation, video, and performance. Chelsea is a writer and video poet. Their dog is named after a Klingon from Star Trek Voyager.

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