Christin Turner, What Happens to the Mountain

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What Happens to the Mountain, by Christin Turner, draws on literary sources, late night radio, and ancient legends to conjure a psycho-geographic experience in a sacred landscape. A long-distance driver, a drifter, journeys from a tenuous reality into a vision of the afterlife, called forth by the spirit of the mountain. Watch a trailer.

Video. Color/Sound. 16mm. 2017. 12 min.

This film will screen as part of The Unseen Festival at Counterpath on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Christin Turner (North Carolina, USA) is a filmmaker and artist based in Boulder, Colorado by way of Southern California. Her films navigate the psychological terrains of landscape, material, and image; they investigate the possibilities of cinema as a site for transcendence.

Turner is currently an MFA candidate at University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her BFA from the University of California San Diego. Her work has shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally including Rotterdam International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Edinburgh Film Festival, Karlovy-Vary International Film Festival, and Hamburg International Film Festival, where she received a jury prize. Her abstract films and music videos have toured with musicians around the world, and were included in MoMA’s Abstract Currents (2013).