field notes: processing the idea of nature in los angeles

fieldnotes-quiz2011, 41 min. for all 11 sketches/field notes, super 8 to digital

field notes is a series of eleven short films studying the place and meaning of nature in the los angeles area.  conceptually drawing from biological field notes and artist sketches—initial raw processes of sense-making through recording that may later be honed and shaped into more formal works—the notes and sketches in this set are unpolished, capturing the attempt to understand, the impulse of wonder, the act of re-seeing through creating.  shot on super 8, then hand-processed and finished digitally, field notes is a project about asking rather than telling, about process rather than product.

the 11 sketches/field notes:
quiz
natures
duck
tree 1
palimpsest
dialogue 1
all-natural
manage
dialogue 2
distance
tree 2

field notes was kate’s project for her month-long artist residency at echo park film center as part of its la air program.

at the echo park film center screening of the work, kate and attendees embarked on a short nature walk and collaborated on a video collage sketch.  view that 43-second collaboration here.