CUT | 2018
VITARANA | 2018
super 8 film to digital, 6’ 47”
“Vitarana” in Sanskrit means transference, though somewhat ambiguously: gift, remnant, but it can also mean passage or to cross over. This film animates an assemblage of matrilineal garments as they approach the brink of inheritance. The present as gift or granted object blurs with the temporal present, a past given presence, a passage to a past that will never be full known. The visual connections, contrasts and emphasis on surface establish the material as an imperfect conduit, invoking their actors while leaving us to wonder what lies beyond.
VANISHING POINT | 2018
slide projector, digital, 8’ 18”
Projector slides, the actual ephemera of a personal loss, point to the ephemerality of images in memory as one attempts to recall how things once were. These slides become a vehicle for making contact with the past; a bridge,however precarious and blocked, for surveying a meandering and sometimes dissolving memory.
RECORD | 2018digital video+phonograph, 5’ 47”
LOSSY RECOLLECTIONS | 201816mm to digital, 6’ 35”
The present moment makes the idea of the digital synonymous wit improvement and permanence. However, encoding and decoding digital information modifies its object, causing data loss. Dwelling in a celebratory and confounding place of imperfect transmission and nonlinearity, “Lossy Recollections,” embraces digital regression, using obtuse compression techniques to generate colorful artifacts. The source materials are excerpts of degraded 16mm film - for instance, film that has rotted, or has been bleached away.