This video is about the cultural misunderstanding I experienced in Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada. I asked a resident about lightning taking place on the tundra, answer, stupid question, "it never gets hot enough for thunderstorms here." I therefore add lightning to the landscape, considering myself a lightning rod for cultural misunderstandings and stupid questions.
The shimmering flicker of these scratched and painted images embody an ancient longing for human contact; my desire to touch the face of the elusive woman who darts through and in-between frames becomes manifest in my hands grappling with the celluloid.
Through rhythmic textures and patterns of overlapping space and time, Sweepers observes a brief moment as two workers clear the debris of an old building. Recorded in Buffalo, processed and constructed using Sandin IP video synthesizer.
--= I've been hallucinating lately . : . it's as if one day I opened the door . : . and let my spirit walk out =-- ////. Sound : performance : video processing took place at signalculture.org
This abstract Super 8 film was created from a blank film hand-processed and digitally layered with the original film reshot and hand-processed, continued until the film turned black. The film was tinted and layered digitally. A study of the texture of hand-processed film.
Music for Voices was produced in a handmade process, by chemically soaking and staining unspooled strands of 16mm raw-stock. The film was subsequently made into a projection print without ever being run through a camera or subject to a final processing procedure. The resulting visual cascade functions as the "music" of the title, accompanying spoken words of artist-performer Tony Billoni in an audio recording of him made circa 1984.
Metamorphosis digitally weaves fragmented images and irrelevant beings to embody affective encounters with different objects, spaces, and times. Each image was taken from different perspectives centering around a tree. The composite of my contemplative gaze on ordinary scenes and familiar objects, like these trees, generates uncanny images of mundane daily life.
This film, the interaction between mushroom spores and filmic substrate (leader) is transformed (illuminated) by the mechanics of projection and digital capture. Three minutes are presented here in process as it moves from imprint to trace to index. For more information about the film series, please visit http://www.a--a.org/project/spore-print-film-series
The four-minute video is a continuous shot, varying focal length and depth of field. Later, I sequenced the shot with the image of a black floor, and an image of a black / blank video channel. The resulting alternation of the continuous take, presents glimpses or bursts of the rushes.
A dialogue of dissonance unfolds between digital and analog worlds, as a 16mm projector and a video camera shape the cinematic sensorium.
Beneath the undertow of the spectacular mundane, a shimmery psychedelia of ecstatic light waves flow and pulse, bathing the screen in an aquatic chromatic display.
Precession of the Simulacra creates a ‘cinematic’ actualization of the ‘tactical’ and ‘tactile’ experience of ‘hyperreality’, referencing the three orders of the simulacra: ‘from the imaging of the natural’ -----to the ‘reproduction of multiples’------to a stage of ‘pure’ simulation’.