An Atrophied Affair – Panhandle Abandon

Turning atrophy into art is the mission of the Panhandle Abandon Project. This episode of Panhandle Abandon, entitled An Atrophied Affair, was filmed at a domestic ruin in Shenandoah Junction. This short was directed by Kyra Soleil with the help of Valerie Vitale, Ben Johnson and Lydia Johnson, featuring a poem that juxtaposes an abandoned home with an ex-lover.

Panhandle Abandoned is a COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT and we encourage anyone to find their own West Virginia Wanderlust in the ruins around us (and maybe send us a few pictures afterwards).

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You can also check out our prior video here.


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