The Roosevelt Highway

Single channel video / audio loop with double layered sheer fabric

Made from the sampled video of choreographed dancers, “The Roosevelt Highway” buries torsos, arms, and heads in black ink. They barely breathe as their legs are synchronized in a kaleidoscope dance, perpetually in the between space of drowning and breathe, sleep and awake, hope and dread. The name refers to the Roosevelt Highway where Busby Berkeley, the dance choreographer for Hollywood films of the 1930’s crashed and killed two people on what is now the California Highway 1.

  • Michael Mersereau
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 7, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Michael Mersereau