A post-9/11 meditation on the new millennium, THE GRACELESS is a video tapestry of digital and analogue artifacts rephotographed and collaged from discarded 16mm educational films, Air Force test footage, live broadcast streams of pre-invasion television news and reality entertainment. Layers of images collide and tear away, often within short seconds, and the pulsing light from mismatched frame rates create rhythms that feel as much like visual music as kinetic sculpture.
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It's a fascinating short film including the bit about the part of the plane blowing up with the skating team on it in the 1960s. I warned them not to threaten us the way they threatened that flight - we lost several relatives that day. These clips bring back memories of my childhood out in the Western USA chasing strange phenomena with my Dad and The Warrens inside and outside of BlueBook...