Artist Statement: UNSETTLED is an exploration of disquiet: How the weight of what’s happened, just happened, or is about to happen — in the room you are living in, as well as in the rest of the increasingly chaotic world — impacts the quieter moments in which nothing is happening at all. Where is refuge? What are we wishing for in the drone and tedium of an endless workday? What do we dream about when it seems as if we haven’t slept for days on end? There’s no prescriptive recommendation. Just acknowledgement that the waves will continue to crash, and the search for that elusive sense of stillness and calm — however distant or fleeting or right within our grasp it seems — will always be a part of each and every one of us. The music is by Chris Zabriskie, and the film is a collaboration by Cassie Timpy, Jordan Timpy, Jeffrey Yamaguchi, and Juhu Thukral.
Cassie and Jordan Timpy are visual storytellers who travel to the ends of the earth to capture life's joys and sorrows. They create digital stories that evoke emotion and positive change through the strategic mixture of video, photos, text, audio narration, and music (agapevisuals.com). Jeffrey Yamaguchi creates projects with words, photos, and video as art explorations, as well as through his work in the publishing industry (jeffreyyamaguchi.com). Juhu Thukral is a human rights lawyer; communications and narrative strategist; and founder of numerous ventures focused on the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQ people (juhuthukral.com). This team of collaborators first worked together on #TalkTraffic (a series of ten short videos that provides essential insights into the large-scale issue of trafficking-in-persons), and in 2017 released the short film Body of Water.