Artist Projects

Mountain State


Bill Brown

Mountain State, a documentary shot on color negative 16mm film, investigates a mysterious character that roamed Point Pleasant, West Virginia more than thirty years ago, documenting an intrusion of something extraordinary into ordinary life. Through historical data and eyewitness accounts, Mountain State explores the tension between history and subjective recollection.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Mountain State screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival

  • 2002: Brown receives Rockefeller Media Fellowship for Mountain State