An excerpt from Celeste Neuhaus's experimental student documentary about Al Kohn, featuring a silent video recording of Dessa setting up her art installation in a park.

00:00Copy video clip URL Celeste Neuhaus’s footage of Dessa in a park, moving large sculptures off a truck with help. No audio.

05:30Copy video clip URL They set the sculptures up in the park using strings to get them into place.

07:14Copy video clip URL Close-up shots of one of the sculptures.

07:40Copy video clip URL They move more sculptures off the truck into the park. Celeste films Dessa instructing the others.

13:34Copy video clip URL More close-ups of the flowers and art. 

17:14Copy video clip URL Dessa hammers some metal rods into the ground around her sculpture installation to keep it in place.

22:47Copy video clip URL Dessa works on fixing a generator. The back of her coverup says “Dessa” in chalk.

26:18Copy video clip URL With the generator set up, Dessa uses a blowtorch to weld some of the bottom pieces of the sculpture together. 

27:36Copy video clip URL Dessa climbs the statue and pulls on it to see how stable it is after the adjustments. 

28:26Copy video clip URL She continues to weld and hammer in more metal rods.

32:15Copy video clip URL Dessa sets up a saw to cut more metal rods. 

34:15Copy video clip URL She uses the sculpture to bend the rods before welding them to the sculpture, coming off the back like a veil.

38:31Copy video clip URL Medium shot of Dessa after talking to someone, looking determined. She continues to work on the sculpture.Celeste Neuhaus’s experimental student documentary, focusing on Al Kohn’s life.



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