A child transforms a desolate vacant lot into her playground, not for idle play, but for a contest with herself—serious, urgent, and mystical. Her actions bring her to uncanny intersections with a musician, whose ferocious efforts on the glockenspiel are strangely entangled with her own games. (The score is a movement from the double-Grammy-nominated album Seven Pillars (2021, Best Contemporary Classical Recording, Best Chamber Music Performance) by renowned composer Andy Akiho and Sandbox Percussion, performed by Terry Sweeney of Sandbox Percussion.

  • Mark DeChiazza
  • Vivi Pankratova
    Key Cast
  • Terry Sweeney
    Key Cast
  • Mattia Palombi
  • Mark DeChiazza
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Music, Dance
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    4k Digital Video
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
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  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Mark DeChiazza

Mark DeChiazza is a director whose practice encompasses filmmaking, theater, choreography, scenic and media design, and installation.
His work has presented in national and international venues including Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center of the Arts, Guthrie Theater, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Prototype Festival, Les Subsistances, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and many more. His multichannel film-installation work Ocean Body, co-created with Shara Nova and Helga Davis is currently on display at Wasserman Projects in Detroit.

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