Valery Lyman has extensive experience as a sound recordist and documentary cinematographer. An enduring interest in short, impressionistic film works, that are more concerned with essence and rhythm than with narrative, brought her to Harvard. In an effort to further loosen the time based visual-aural bind and allow each its own textural integrity, she has begun to work with audio and still photographs separately. This new work is heavily contingent on immersion and wandering, and invites the body back into the experience of film. Her current projects engage with dying, and, separately, the oil fields of North Dakota and their relationship to the cyclical history of industrial booms.