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Director: Abigail Hendrix

United States, 2022, 9 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2023


Crew:Camera, editing, and sound: Abigail Hendrix. Righthand text excerpted from The Lady of the Lake: Mavis Amundson. Lefthand text: Taryn Hendrix.


Castalia explores the mythology of the murdered woman through landscape of both nature and the body. Compiled with my own 16mm footage and found footage of sexploitation and pornographic films from the 1960s and earlier.


About the director

Abigail Hendrix is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. With a BA in anthropology from the University of Washington and an MFA from Emerson College, Hendrix works in experimental media with an emphasis on analog film production.

Filmmaker's note

My current artistic practice consists primarily of exploratory, films and audiovisual installations, stemming from her parallel interests in folklore and experimental filmmaking.

As both an anthropologist and an experimental media-maker, I explore the ways in which human relationships and culture can be conveyed not through traditional storytelling, but through abstract pairings of sound and image.

In all the media, I am a collector of sound and image, an ethnographer of audiovisual culture, with art-making that comes to life in the assemblage process. Through this assemblage process, the theme of simultaneity between the past and the future comes to the forefront of my films and other projects.

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