Map as Score for a Film

The narrative arc of the film took shape over the course of a year of focused reading, archival research, and diagrammatic drawing. While the film’s narration was written after shooting had concluded, the film’s structure was defined in advance through an ongoing process of charting my ideas in schematic form. This veritable labyrinth of linkages provided a map of the territory through which the un-named narrator would cut a path.

While the first map expresses the film’s thematics, the second map charts the physical locations to be visited and the visual imagery to be invoked in dialog with the film’s text.