“Oil and Water, Reflections on Nature, Madness and Psyche” attempts to explore how the illusion of objectivity severs us from our interconnectedness with the earth where its fate and ours are intertwined. It endeavors to re-vision a perception of resources into one of relationships, wherein the natural world becomes once again critical habituate for the human psyche.

The film was shot in Prince William Sound during four 5-6 week kayak trips in 1978, 1979 and 1998 and immediately after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill with the Wildlife Rescue Fleet, compromised mostly of fishermen from Cordova, Alaska. Some of the footage shot in 1978 first appeared in the film “Odyceka”. Footage from 1979 appeared in “Further Adventures in the North Woods, Including Recipes for Life on Earth, How it All Began and What Went Wrong”.

Music: Jeff Greinke
Narration: Swil Kanim and Carrington MacDuffie
Online editor and co-producer: Dan Hammill

DVDs Available $25
Oil and Water, Reflections on Nature, Madness and Psyche

Festival Awards Artivist
Great Lakes

Festival Screenings Slamdance
Big Sky
American Conservation
Hazel Wolf
True/False West
Port Townsend
Reflections on Water
World Fest

Conference Screenings IAAP, Barcelona
Art and Psyche, San Francisco

8 other films by Corwin Fergus are available in 16 mm from Canyon Cinema