Projects > The Last Saturday in October

The Last Saturday in October is a 6:58 video and audio work in collaboration with Erin Gould. This piece was filmed on the last Saturday in October, 2018 with a windmill located on an abandoned homestead in what is now designated the Gila Wilderness in Southeastern New Mexico.

Although the windmill is no longer used for its constructed purpose, it still remains active, moving in and singing with the wind.

Erin and I hiked to the homestead and spent the afternoon playing music with and through the windmill, recording this process of engagement visually and sonically. The resulting audio and video work is a document of the engagements between the body of the windmill, our human bodies, and the voices of the insects, birds, and wind that filled the late summer valley.

This piece is an entry point into developing collaborations across biotic and abiotic boundaries and incorporating the continued vitality of materials beyond their narrow human-intended purposes.



Screenings:
Thank You, I Love You, I’m Sorry, December 2018. John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
University of New Mexico Art Museum Student Video Showcase, May 2019. University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM.

Artists: Jessica Zeglin, Erin Gould, windmill, insects, birds, wind, mesquite