Sarah Finn

Our Bodies Like Dams
Pronouns: They/Them
Artistic Discipline: Film/Video
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2023
Location: Williamsburg

Our Bodies Like Dams is a short film set in a handmade, flooding city. This part love-story, part eco-fantasy, imagines a woman’s unexpected metamorphosis in the face of romantic and coastal decay. Made with live-puppetry, miniature sets, and wearable sculpture, the film follows a surrealistic narrative of a couple embracing as their Brooklyn apartment floods entirely. A seemingly straight apocalyptic love story, it gradually unfolds into a queer, post-human fantasy. The film premiered at The Brick as part the 2023 Exponential Festival, and was made in collaboration with Xuan Liu, Karen Loewy Movilla, and Sid Diamond. Paired with the premiere was an installation of the film's sets, puppets, and process.