ABOUT

Production still from Corpse Cleaner, the closing chapter of Fatal Act. Montreal Biennale, 2016.

Fatal Act is an epistolary film in progress that concerns the legacy of the atomic in the 20th and 21st centuries. The film is specifically structured around letters written between Claude Eatherly, the weather pilot whose "all clear" report enabled the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Günther Anders, the German theorist whose work fixated on technology's capacity to outpace any human intention. Beginning with the letters' mention of an unrealized Bob Hope movie about Eatherly, Fatal Act passes through prop closets and desert test sites, Foley effects studios and Geiger counter readouts, Hollywood sets and military hospitals in order to consider the ways we attempt to give image to what refuses to be seen.

Handbill for a live read performance of the Fatal Act screenplay, at Swiss Institute, NYC, 2016.