Sun Valley was filmed around Sun Valley train station on San Fernando Rd. in Sun Valley, CA. The road is a main thruway for truck traffic, industrial supply chains and RV encampments.

I was interested in the name of the place, Sun Valley, in all its phonetically inviting California sun-soaked fantasy, and the disconnect between this idealism, the banality of commuting or passing through, and the representation of a landscape on film. Throughout the work, I test the exposure limits of the film material, while pointing the camera at different fixed positions perpendicular and parallel to the road.




2020
Super 16mm transferred to digital
10 minutes and 48 seconds
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