Aurora Barksdale is an experimental filmmaker and game designer. Their work presses at the boundaries of narrative and between mediums, focusing on emotional tone and visual texture as guides into particular, dreamlike spaces of mind. This method comes from a need to communicate emotions and states of being which often feel intangible, unspeakable, and imprecise.
Their films use techniques like double exposure, hand processing, layering of image and direct animation, mixing formats like 16mm and DV alongside found footage.
Their interactive media work involves open-ended, lyric role playing games, and experimental methods of applying interactivity to film.