Julie Orser
 Julie Orser
Julie Orser
Julie Orser
Julie Orser
Julie Orser
 Julie Orser
Julie Orser
Julie Orser
 Julie Orser
Blood Work 2009
single channel HD video & sound work | 3 min.


Blood Work is an abstract meditation on the desire for “blood,” real or imagined,
within the horror film genre. The video playfully narrows the mise-en-scène of the
horror genre through the absence of the body, or victim, and the exaggeration of
sound and editing. Blood Work isolates props in the studio and creates a visceral
corporeal presence through the animation of fake blood. Visually, the video alternates
between shots of a messy stagehand that helps the video’s main character, "blood,"
splash, drip and ooze. Working within the conventions and clichés of the genre, the
video and soundtrack combine to question off-screen space and the mechanization
of illusion.

credits:
Director: Julie Orser
Cast: Jon Irving & Julie Orser
Camera: Julie Orser
Crew: Jon Irving
Editor & Sound Design: Julie Orser