© 2015 Abigail Severance

THE EDGE OF THE FLAT EARTH

 

hybrid essay/fiction | est 30 min | color, HD & 16mm | in production 2020

Segregate. Protect. Deny. Impress. Forbid. We know the goals of borders and we know their limitations. How might they be transformed?  Can they become sites for the imaginative? Devotional? Collaborative?

The Edge of the Flat Earth takes its title from the Irish poet Seamus Heaney’s exquisite collection Electric Light, a work that deftly travels from the observed to the remembered to the imaginative.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant (Ireland, 2020)

Practice & Research Grant, CalArts 2018