Two Miles Deep In La La Land, 2007-2012
Single Channel 16mm Film Transfer to Video
Organized by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock
Two Miles Deep in La La Land is an experimental short film produced by Christie Neptune as an undergraduate in Fordham University's Department of Visual Arts (Lincoln Center). In 2012, The film was given a new context, including dates exploring Neptune's family's lineage and a quote by Alice Walker: "I want something else, a different system entirely. One not seen on this earth for thousands of years. If ever."
Neptune has a B.A. in Visual Arts from Fordham University. Her films and photography have been included in shows at BASS Museum, Miami, FL (2019); The University of Massachusetts Boston (2018); Rubber Factory, New York, NY (2017); A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn NY (2016); and Rutgers University (2015). Her work has been featured in publications including Artforum, NY Times, Hyperallergic, and The Washington Post. Neptune has been awarded the Bronx Museum of the Arts: Artist in Marketplace (AIM), Smack Mellon Studio Residency, NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Arts, and Light Work Artist-in-Residence among others.
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