Title:  Library of Dust
Category:  Documentary
Length:  15 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Robert James, Ondi Timoner
Year:  2011
Country:  USA


Showing:
Varsity 2 - Thu 3:20 pm (4/7)
Varsity 2 - Fri 3:20 pm (4/8)
Varsity 2 - Sat 12:20 pm (4/9)
Varsity 2 - Sun 3:20 pm (4/10)

A tour of the Oregon State Hospital involving the local press and a State Senator was conducted to uncover the deplorable conditions of the facility, filming location of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. What they didn't expect to find were thousands of corroded copper urns containing the cremated remains of unclaimed psychiatric patients, some dating back to the late 1800's. Over the century, the canisters were exposed to water, resulting in a wildly colorful corroding effect on the cans. Artist David Maisel captured beautiful photographs of these enigmatic vessels in an art exhibit and book. See [page 19] for the Gallery Show "Library of Dust" at Bohemia Framing and Fine Art where six of Maisel's stunning color photographs will be displayed from April 1, First Friday throughout the festival.
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