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Margaret Rorison

born Baltimore, MD 1983



16mm to video

Runtime: 3:06

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This short film is a study of the monolithic wind turbines along the shores of Amager, Copenhagen. Triple exposed on one roll of color film, then finding four generations of grain. The soundtrack is a recorded live-improvisation by artist Mario de Vega using unstable media and acoustic resonators.

The creation of this work was made possible in part by a Ruby artist project grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. 16mm film digitization made possible with a 2019 LightPress Grant from The Interbay Cinema Society.

Production Credits

Direction, cinematography, editing: Margaret Rorison
Technical Assistance: Kevin Rice, Josh Lewis
Sound: Mario de Vega


Margaret Rorison is filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her recent films explore the visceral nature of memory and its dialogue between space and experience. She is interested in the potentials of storytelling through the use of 16mm projection and sound, often collaborating with sound artists, exploring ways in which the image and machine can converse. Her work has been exhibited at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Miami PULSE Art Fair, The Walker Art Center, and The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She is the co-founder and curator of the experimental film series, Sight Unseen, which has been running since June of 2012. She works as an audiovisual specialist at The National Gallery of Art and teaches filmmaking and photography at The Baltimore School for the Arts, The Maryland Institute College of Art and Anne Arundel Community College.