The film treats the flotsam-and-jetsam of life, in a new light, as revered and near spiritual images. Who would know that junk resurrected from the chaos of daily life could look so magnificent?

It was created to play in a loop at a video installation, scheduled for the Fall of 2019. Credits are run at the end of this submission for clarity, and will not appear when the original is looped.

  • Maura Conry
  • Maura Conry
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Gallery Installation, Rated G
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 29, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kansas City Artist Coalition: Charno Gallery Installation
    Kansas City, MO
    United States
    September 27, 2019
    Scheduled for Fall 2019
    Video Installation Opening: Five Short Films
Director Biography - Maura Conry

As a first-time film student, in a first-time class, taught by a first-time teacher, in a first-time filmmaking program, at Johnson County Community College, I began my quest to study film in 2018. Non-traditional is what the college calls students (over 60+), who enroll in credit classes and study, elbow-to-elbow, with other entry level classmates. The creative arts have always been my constant pursuit from earliest childhood to the present.

My unique life history provides fodder for my art, and floods it with symbolic and psychological overtones. In past lives, I have been a Roman Catholic nun, a psychotherapist, a social worker, and a pharmacist to name a few. Long ago I gave up my vows as a Roman Catholic nun to study art and have been at it ever since. My creative process springs from a deep space within me called my “Spiritual Submarine.”

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Director Statement

Early in 2018 I realized that filmmaking was a way to pull together the many different facets of my creative process. Most of my past work has been two-dimensional, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and of course, experimental and mixed media. In the performing arts, I have studied acting, theater, and improv and even did a little stage work.

My fascination with filmmaking lies in the medium’s ability to encompass all the creative arts. The visual arts, performing arts, literary arts, auditory arts, as well as the technical arts are integrated in a single piece. My work includes visual components intertwined with psychological themes. Pattern is always to the forefront, used to bring focus and visual surprise to the content of the piece. I seek to grab the eye, delight the ear, and fascinate the mind. The Sacred Life of Clutter (2018) was created to be a moving painting.

2018-19 Johnson County Community College: Film and Media Studies/Production, Overland Park, KS
1968-2019 Life Long Learner: Fine Arts, Theater, Improv, Acting, Digital Imaging, Storytelling, etc.
2000-06 Richard Alan Nichols: Theater Arts and Acting, Uta Hagen Techniques, Kansas City, MO
1968-72 University of Houston: Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1974-84 Kansas City Art Institute, MO, Fine Arts Extension Division, Kansas City, MO
1996-98 University of Kansas, Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS
1958-64 Loyola University, Pharmacy, New Orleans, LA