Salute, 94 minutes, 2015

(Film) Salute challenges the structure of traditional documentary and seats the viewer in a position to observe and piece together information rather than passively be fed knowledge. The film is centered around the daily routine of a woman and horse working their way to the Grad Prix Regional Championships. The film mimics the routine, discipline and control that is required of a sport which is completely fixated on perfection. Throughout the film, there are moments where the modernity of the sport challenges the roots and tradition. Salute opens with a slideshow of paintings and photographs which situates it’s role in our history, entangled between both art and military. Themes of labor, class, and ethics are all present in a muted dialog. Salute intentionally uses a narrative pacing that requires a lot of endurance, however there's a moment where it shifts from slow to hypnotic which increases the tension and subtle anxieties.

Jane, 1, Ink on Paper, Walnut Frame / Alison, Ink on Paper, Walnut Frame / Jane, 2, Ink on Paper, Walnut Frame /  Guenter, Ink on Paper, Walnut Frame

Untitled, Jars,  (In alphabetical order) Alfalfa Hay, Alfalfa Pellets, Aloedine Aloe Vera and Iodine Medicated Shampoo, Arena Footing, BB Satin Star Leg Wrap, Bigeloil Liquid Gel Bucket Water, C&H Pure Cane Sugar Cubes, Cotton Roll, Cribbing Coating, Crimped Oats, Dewormer, DMSO (Dimethyl sulfoxide) GEL, Durvet Duralyte Cherry, Equi-dex Apple Electrolyte, Hoof Clippings, Hoof Dressing, Iodine, Iso-tite Liniment Gel, Kiwi Black Leather Dye, Kopertox, Laredo’s Body Hair Clippings, Lindsey’s Hair, Low Starch Senior, Mane N Tail Shampoo, Manure, Mare Magic Raspberry Leaf, Mason Jars, Mineral Ice, No Thrush Dry Formula, Oat Hay, Providone Iodine, Purina Equine Senior, Red Cell, Red-Kote Wound Spray, Repel XPe Fly Spray, Rice Bran, Rolled Oats, Shavings, Thia-cal Liquid B1 Supplement, Timothy Pellets, Timothy-grass Hay, Ultra Fire Vitamin and Mineral, Vetrap Bandaging Tape, Vetrolin White ‘N Brite Shampoo, Walnut Shelf, Water

Untitled, Hide, Deer Hide, Stanley Harrison, Jarod Kintz, Steven Spielberg, Rita mae Brown, John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy, John Moore, Stephen Craig, Herman Melville, Pam brown, Robert Surtees, Beryl Markham, The Koran, Toni Robinson, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, Helen Thompson, Anna Sewell, Cormac McCarthy, Rabindranath Tagore, Henry David Thoreau, Virginia Woolf

  Tests, Two Music Boxes, Music Box Papers