IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME BY NOW
1993, 12 min., color and black & white, sound, 16mm
If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now mixes archival and original footage to describe architectural, automotive and electronic realms that have shaped the great American nomadic experience. From mobile billboards to karaoke machines, this experimental documentary essay combines images that evoke the ether of the American sprawl, shaped by technologies which in overcoming time and space have created a vast placelessness. The film takes on a wry, dispassionate humor to cope with this human displacement.
Distributed by Drift Distribution in New York (212) 254-4118 and available on VHS through Budget Films' 1/2" Heaven in Los Angeles (213) 660-0187.
- Dallas Video Festival 1993
- Inter-Film, Berlin - Best Essay Film 1993
- Film + Arc 1 Graz, Austria 1993
- Ann Arbor Film Festival & Tour - Honorable Mention 1994
- Melbourne International Film Festival 1994
- Athens International Film Festival 1994
- Onion City Film Festival, Chicago 1994
- Triennale of Milan 1994
Marina McDougall is a media arts project developer at the Exploratorium, a museum of art, science and human perception in San Francisco. Reach her through the ether at firstname.lastname@example.org.