OR ZUBALSKY

Shadows Making Shadows
2010 - 2013
Digital Film
Collaboration with Huong Ngo

Over fifty years ago in the United States, thirteen female pilots were tested to see if they were capable of going into space as astronauts. The program was cancelled prematurely, but this medical experiment became a call for two of them, Jerrie Cobb and Janey Hart, to petition for a Congressional Hearing in an attempt to change the requirements so that women could become astronauts alongside their male counterparts. The Youngest (Hương Ngô and Or Zubalsky) took this act of resistance as a departure point for their album and film, "Shadows Making Shadows." These videos, which combine appropriated period footage with newly shot 8mm film and digital video, serve as a love letter to these thirteen women and a contemporary reflection on systems that exclude specific bodies from representing our future.