By The Sea

This is a video art work that addresses the issue of ocean pollution: while we mindlessly use the nature's generous recourses, we ignore the environmental issues that keep piling up until they swallow us whole.

  • Lynn Bianchi
  • Lynn Bianchi
  • Claire Petit
    Key Cast
  • Irina Abraham
  • Frances Wang
    Special Effects
  • Irina Abraham
    Sound Design
  • Allison Walters
    Song Performer
  • Lynn Bianchi
    Director Of Photography
  • Parley for the Oceans
    Archival Footage
  • Frances Yuan Wang
    Sound Technician
  • Robert Bianchi
    Creative Advisor
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Video Art, environmental
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Dominican Republic, United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    June 2, 2019
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tulum World Environment Film Festival
    July 15, 2019
    Official Selection
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival
    July 16, 2019
    South American Premiere
    Award: Experimental Short
  • Sea & Beach Film Festival
    Santa Pola
    July 29, 2019
    European Premiere
    Official Selection: Best Sea & Beach Short Film
  • ON THE BEACH International Film Festival
    August 23, 2019
    Official Selection: Environmental Fiction
  • Equinox Mountain Environmental Film Festival
    Manchester, VT
    United States
    September 21, 2019
    Official Selection
  • L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival
    West Bengal
    September 28, 2019
    South Asian Premiere
    Award: Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife
  • New Earth International Film Festival
    October 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Odense International Film Festival
    August 30, 2021
Director Biography - Lynn Bianchi

Bianchi’s photographic work has been shown at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan; Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne in Switzerland; Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto among others. Servitude I from the Heavy In White series was added to the collection of Walker Art Center in 2019. The work is also reproduced in the Walker’s catalogue The Expressionist Figure among such artists as Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, etc.
Bianchi’s art has been featured in over forty publications, including The Huffington Post and Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Vogue Italia and Zoom in Italy, Phot’Art International in France, and GEO in Germany. Lynn’s work resides in numerous private collections across the globe, including Manfred Heiting’s and Edward Norton’s, as well as in museum collections including Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas; Brooklyn Museum in New York and Biblioteque Nationale de France in Paris, Musée Ken Damy in Brescia, Italy, 21c Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She has recently exhibited in New York City at The Untitled Space, The Armory Show at Salomon Arts Gallery, One Art Space, Shchukin Gallery.
In 2011 Lynn began working in the video field and has to date produced about 30 multimedia works. Her most recent projects have been shown at various festivals all over the world, including Tulum World Environment Film Festival, Dallas Medianale, MicroActs in London, New Earth International Film Festival in Poland, the famous New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA) among others.
Some of the works have been featured at CICA Museum in South Korea and included into International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Columbia – ISEA-2017, Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil – FILE- 2017, Piemonte Share Festival – the Italian art fair of electronic art, digital art and new media and others.

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Director Statement

There can be pristine waters on one side of a given island and trash floating around killing the wildlife on the other. We take access to the beautiful ocean beach for granted while the disaster is at our door. I find it painfully ironic that humanity is enjoying some of the best beaches around the world, lulling in the sun in the Caribbean’s while every plastic bottle, every plastic straw we use adds up to the massive wave of garbage that will eventually catch up with us.