For decades, The Dollhouse stood in a frozen field just off of highway #2 in the Canadian Prairies. A match was lit and, in a few moments, its walls and everything they held were lost forever.
Writer/director/producer: Chad Galloway, Heather Benning
The Dollhouse is an experimental, non-fiction film documenting the decommissioning of Heather Benning’s artwork The Dollhouse.
Simone de Beauvoir wrote that, “The past is not a peaceful landscape lying there behind me, a country in which I can stroll wherever I please; and which will gradually show me all it’s secret hills and dales. As I was moving forward, so it was crumbling. Most of the wreckage that can still be seen is distorted, frozen … here and there, I see occasional pieces whose melancholy beauty enchants me.”
Picture and sound editing by Thomas Sabinsky
Music by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
About Chad Galloway and Heather Benning
Chad Galloway is a Vancouver-based filmmaker, motion designer, husband and father.
Heather Benning is a Saskatchewan-based artist known for creating large-scale art installations in remote, rural areas.
The Dollhouse is their first film collaboration.