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to be with you (grotto) fuses 16mm hand-processed film and digital artifacts in an attempt to adapt a love song written and performed by my mother in the 1980s.


Sarah Ballard is a filmmaker and educator whose work concerns hauntological subjects––afterimages of colonialism, ghosts of the working class, and political residues of hysteria. Her work has screened at festivals such as CROSSROADS, Antimatter [Media Art], San Diego Underground Film Festival, Engauge Experimental Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film Festival, and Montreal Independent Film Festival. She is a recipient of the 2023 Princess Grace Award in Film and is teaching and completing her MFA in Cinematic Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.

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