Life After Love
2018 / 8 min / 16mm on HD

A shifting in the light of the lot, where parked cars become containers for a collective estrangement.

"The car in Epcar’s ballad never hits the road. Instead, it is used like a petri dish, glassy and stiff. The car in the lot pretends it’s a forcefield, but ultimately, we know that we can’t live here forever. We can tamp down our anxieties about the worlds of work, the exterior, the natural, but this reprieve, baking in sunlight, is untenably hot, ultimately temporary."
- Jury of the 29th Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival

production assistance: Samuel Breslin
Ray Barmack Richardson

with: Patrick Harrison
Sabrina Ramos
Ray Barmack Richardson
EJ Rosen
Yan Slobodkin


2019 Antimatter Media Art, Victoria, Canada
Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, Paris, France
Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
25 FPS, Zagreb, Croatia
Rencontres Internationales, Berlin, Germany
Uplink Theater, Tokyo, Japan
Black Hole Cinematheque, Oakland, CA
CROSSROADS 2019, San Francisco, CA
Moviate Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA
FRACTO, Berlin, Germany
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, MD
IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
ICDOCS, Iowa City, IA
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada
San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens, OH
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Spectral Film Festival, Stevens Point, WI
Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL
Process, Riga, Latvia
Rencontres Internationales, Paris, France
Cosmic Rays, Chapel Hill, NC
FLEXfest Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival, Tampa, FL
            International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
November Film Festival, London, England
Transient Visions, Johnson City, NY
New York Film Festival, New York, NY
              Curtocircuíto, Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Honorable Mention, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
Honorable Mention, ICDOCS
Best of Fest Award, Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival


Matthew Roe, “Life After Love,” Film Threat
Francesca Rusalen & Francesco Cazzin, “Life After Love,” L'emergere del possibile
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, “Watching at CROSSROADS 2019: Avant-garde film festival returns,” 48 Hills
Ben Sachs, “The Onion City Film Festival conveys the disorientation of living in an era of great change,” Chicago Reader
Michael Sicinski, “Welcome to the Other Resistance: The Year in Experimental Film,” MUBI
Nellie Killian, Nicolas Rapold, Becca Voelcker, “NYFF56 Projections,” The Film Comment Podcast, Oct 11, 2018