Santa Ana Winds (2019)
︎Desktop documentary/Video Poem︎
︎Class project - UCLA course, Writing for the Internet︎

A video poem about waking up from a sad dream on a windy Los Angeles night.

This piece uses the desktop as a canvas upon which the poem is “performed” (typed). The overlapping windows on the screen - which together create the video’s mise-en-scène - parallel the open window referenced in the poem.

Here, open windows are a site of both possibility and fear - just like the Santa Ana winds, whose deceptively inviting warmth has also been the cause of destructive wildfires across southern California.

A closed curtain atop an open window sets the stage for an eerie late-night vision, and acts as a metaphor for the double edged sword of vulnerability.

︎︎︎Watch the full video here