With this video, Katina Bitsicas contrasts the methods of documentary film and with experimental and metaphorical visuals.
With this video, Katina Bitsicas contrasts the methods of documentary film and with experimental and metaphorical visuals. The story of a murder and dismemberment is told through court interviews and family interviews, and the visuals are the forest and natural scenes similar to those of the location where the body parts were found. The body and memory of the crime is represented by the cloth and the trash bags. So, this piece exists as a hybrid of documentary and experimental film. In the artist’s words:
“On January 9, 2013 my childhood friend Stephen Harkness and two other men murdered and dismembered Daniel Delfin in Verona, Kentucky. This murder affected me personally and brought many questions to mind about how murder in general affects both the family of the victim and the perpetrator. Through the analysis of childhood memories as well as court evidence, I aim to gain clarity in these acts as well as relay the effects this type of event can have on the families involved, who in turn become victims themselves.”