Day Residue

“Day Residue”
3 min., Super 8mm, silent, 2016

I spent a day with my mother and stepfather shooting Super 8mm film in my childhood home in Memphis, Tennessee. Sigmund Freud believed that the instigation of a dream is often to be found in the events of the day preceding the dream, which he called the “day residue.”

Screening:  Filmoteca Español, Madrid, Spain, 2018.

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Taught in Alex Broadwell’s Collective Dream Lab at CalArts – Winter 2021

Workshop description:

This workshop will explore how dreams fit into our lives and into cinema, and how we might develop collaborative practices that eschew traditional models of authorship using the dreamscape as our soil. Through readings, screenings, discussion, and practice we will approach the dream from a variety of angles, including representation, embodiment, and creative methodology, taking care to go beyond modes of psychological interpretation that dominated 20th century dream discourse.
Students will be asked to keep dream journals and participate in an exquisite corpse style assignment with classmates.

Day Residue – Lynne Sachs 
Blue – Apichatpong Weerasethakul 
Aquarius – Kevin Jerome Everson
Ritual – Joseph Bernard 
Of this Beguiling Membrane – Charlotte Pryce
Secret Goldfish – Bi Gan
Mahogany Too – Akosua Adoma Owusu