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Test Backyard

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0186
Run Time
0h 3m 48s
Format
8mm
Color
Color
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
circa 1978
Abstract
"Test Backyard" explores the different views of the area surrounding and within JoAnn Elam's Logan Square backyard (a frequent locale in her work). The perspective on her neighbor's back porches, trees, and Elam's own garden changes from indoors and outdoors, close-up and from a distance, and in and out of crisp focus. Although its title suggests this film is a test of some kind, it is unclear what exactly Elam was testing when shooting it.
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)