after the storm, filmmaker wade sellers found himself helping neighbors by doing what he does best.
Using the means of his local production company, he went to the homes of people affected by the flood to record video and photograph property loss and damages. The images would help the residents prove their losses in insurance claims.
Struck by the experience, Sellers later returned to the homeowners to interview them about the flood at the site of their loss. In Anatomy of a Flood, a three-way video installation, Sellers immerses the viewer in first hand testimonials interwoven with archival educational and news footage, and a new, narrative film of a scientist explaining the phases of the flood. To the viewer’s left and right, projected images of rising water recreate the immediacy of the flood experience so many shared.