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short non-fiction; 16mm film & HD video

Conceived as a pseudo field guide for the seacoast fortifications of the San Francisco Bay, this film charts the technological evolution of a military space through its two hundred year history. As symbols of deterrence and military might the fortifications were tasked with protecting the coast from ‘perceived threat.’ Constructed, reconstructed and updated, throughout each period these structures stood and waited for the enemy that never came. A playful mix of archival footage, photographs, maps, and letters with present day 16mm footage of the decaying bunkers, this essay film is a portrait of a place and its archive. Through the history of this disappearing landscape, the film looks at technologies of war and the role of seeing and perception in military conquest of space and time.