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Janssen Porch/Garden '79

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0174a
Run Time
0h 6m 37s
Format
8mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
circa 1976
Abstract
Elam’s “Janssen Porch/Garden ’79” opens bewilderingly focused on wavering tree branches. Panning away, the camera, from high a vantage, notes the environment, e.g. neighboring buildings and the garden below (this is seemingly the same Logan Square garden that frequents Elam's work). The camera, focusing on blossoming flowers and vegetables, descends to the garden and proceeds out beyond the garden’s boundary fence. In the alley beyond, the camera notes a passing vehicle before several abrupt cuts. Retreating, the camera re-surveys the garden. The film concludes with several seconds of seemingly the same environment drenched in snow. 
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (represents)