MARY is a two-channel video with a score by MJ Williams. Strom uses cinematic language visually, musically and vocally, to stage an elegiac scene. The project mourns the dead standing forest.
The scene’s dead trees are painted vibrant colors and made beautiful again. A narrator’s voice commands the forest using stage directions such as: “Lights fade”, “Wait”, “Stand by snow” and “Snow go."
2013 Long House Project, New York City
2014, Aichi University, Nagoya Japan
2015, Setouchi Trienniale, Japan
2014, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston