Spiral Jetty ★★★★

A beautiful experience that utilizes its minute scale to create a tight story of the importance and meaning of art after one has died as an archivist goes through a recently deceased psychologist's personal written, audio, and visual work. This brings up a question of whether capturing a moment through a visual or auditory medium is futile, and how removing or adding documents effects history. It sucked me in and I always felt like I knew what the archivist was thinking just through the visual and auditory landscape.

Through faux archival footage, audio, notes, and letters D'Ambrose created a character in the deceased psychologist Kurt Blumenthal that I was convinced he was real. There is a tangible nature to the documents and the way they are present that I felt like he really existed at one point.