In 2007 I shot ten scenes for a feature length project called The Upper Air, but I was dissapointed with the results and scrapped the project. I've decided to re-edit the scenes into a short entitled yx, which will hopefully be finished next month. The themes and concept are very much the same as the original project: the privitization of resources and of bodies, the translation of hermetic spaces into hermetic narratives, allegories of ecologies in crisis. The new title comes from Stéphane Mallarmé's poem, Sonnet en -yx. The video has performances by Jeff Harms and Evan Rubin, and Sam Wagster was an immense help in the production. Below are some stills from the edit in progress.