Needle chases thread (Hoodmaking at home), 2004
16mm film 1:46 min

Needle Chases Thread is a film about white women’s contributions to violence. It connects the legacy of the ‘soft monument’—southern white women’s labor in the making of Klan hoods—to the idea of a present day labor force constructing hoods for prisoners of war. The hood’s persistent presence as a vehicle for both power and humiliation has been a personal preoccupation and I want the film to ask viewers to consider the role these women played and are still playing in our country’s domestic terrorism. 

Special thanks to J. Angerhofer