5:38 am (2011)
Single channel video, TRT: 10:32
Narration by Joan Monica Mweta
5:38 am consists of three individual videos shot at 5:38 am on various days in different locations around a small town in Southeast Ohio. The film plays with a sense of place through the transition of darkness to light as the sun rises. A fragmented narrative clicks in and out of audibility, recalling another time and location: the Great Lakes region in African during the narrator’s childhood. The narration unsettles the emerging Ohio scene and invites viewers to reflect on the designation of place and history.