About this submission
Orange Over Blue serves to tell the healing story of a young woman named Olivia, who recovers from paralyzing thoughts and histories. This piece aims to address oppression, race, and reclamation through camera angles, cinematic detail, and the locations the story was filmed in. Olivia commands respect and sits powerfully in the center of the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, Rhode Island; this space holds numerous records of enslaved people who were denied the right to freedom and independence. Orange Over Blue seeks to tell a story of Black female empowerment the healing that comes with it.
Paralyzed by the weight of her nightmares and tormented by an unforeseen visitor, Orange Over Blue follows Olivia through an episode of sleep paralysis, as she rises above her own hauntings both tangible and intangible. Over time she comes to understand her darkest nightmares, her life, and the path of resilience.