In This Valley of Respite, My Last Breath… 5:07 min, Color, Sereo, New Zealand, 2017
The prominent style of SJ.Ramir’s films came from early years of experimentation with custom-made lens filters. These filters enhanced video pixels and produced hazy, distorted images, which Ramir felt were visually suggestive of emotional states connected with a central theme in his work: isolation.
A valley starved of light. Weariness. Fatigue. An offering of shelter; a surrender of breath.