Lost Sock Collection

Loss takes so many forms when it collides with time.

Lost Sock Collection is an experimental poetry film: a multi-sensory experience steeped in loss on every level and told through the lens of time, featuring the poetry of American poet Eliot Michl.

The layers of sounds in the piece are collected from locations around the world: bumblebees in middle America, waves crashing in Montenegro, a girl splashing in a shallow pool, hiking in Transylvania, the Prague Symphony warming up, a needle dropping on my father's favorite record. The highlight of the background audio—and from where the piece derives its name—is from a live performance art piece performed in Malaysia entitled, Lost Sock.

Wide-reaching filming locations include the verdant Carpathian Mountains from Balan to Brasov in Romania, the seas of Montenegro, and Thailand, the hills of central Italy, art in Paris, biking in the Netherlands, the Utah valley, and forests sprung from ancient riverbeds in America's heartland.

  • Michèle Saint-Michel
    Don't Tell Me I'm Beautiful, School of Life
  • Eliot Michl
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Poetry Film
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Thailand, United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Manchester International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 10, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • SHORT to the Point Festival
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FLICKFAIR Film Festival
    Online Streaming Festival
    August 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Academy of Interactive and Visual Artists
    New York City
    United States
    September 28, 2019
    Academy of Interactive and Visual Artists for Art Direction
    Award of Distinction in Art Direction
Director Biography - Michèle Saint-Michel

Michèle Saint-Michel is a filmmaker, intermedia artist, and poet. Her poetry films have been screened at art galleries and film festivals in the US, UK, Canada, Romania, France, and Germany as official selections. Her latest work is an experimental documentary suite of short films exploring the symptoms of PTSD. Learn more at michelesaintmichel.com

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