Four Objects

Video    2019    The National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C


The short film “Four Objects” explores an ensemble of artifacts from the Medical Science Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History. These objects never reveal themselves to the camera, but voice their history through speech synthesizers and a pair of gloved hands. A guessing game ensues, both intimate and disembodied.

Working Draft: Four Objects Audio Description


Script, Performance, Video, Editing: Kate Clark

Production + Audio Description: Louise Hickman

Original Score: Samuel Dunscombe and Michiko Ogawa

Thanks to Katherine Ott, Curator in the Division of Science and Medicine at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History