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Sea of Change - Click arrows in upper left corner to view FULL SCREEN

Single-channel video with original audio, 8 minutes – 2023-24
Writer, director, producer, cinematographer: Osceola Refetoff

All earthbound video, color infrared photographs & drone photography: Osceola Refetoff
Space images and graphics courtesy of NASA
AI video generated from images captured by Osceola Refetoff, with seven shots "created" using prompt-based AI

The film’s original soundtrack is written and performed by award-winning composer Paul Cantelon with Canadian electronic music duo Sultan + Shepard. The initial 2023 iteration was edited with Juri Koll. Sea of Change is envisioned as a perpetual work in progress that will evolve with each new set of images and data. In the spirit of film director Kenneth Anger and the immortal words of Marcel Duchamp, the project will ever remain “definitively unfinished,” and therefore future site-specific presentations will differ from its original 2023 incarnation.

All Arctic images were captured in Svalbard (Norway) near the North Pole during a 15-day The Arctic Circle Artist & Scientist Residency aboard the tall ship Antigua in October 2022. Edited and first presented during a Building Bridges’ Artists & Scientists Residency in collaboration with Dr. Eric Larour, scientist and manager of NASA's Earth Sciences Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and made possible in part by the Getty Marrow and Broad Diversity programs, the City of Santa Monica, and the Lancaster Museum of Art & History.

© Osceola Refetoff 2023-24
Follow the project: @ospix