CUT | 2018
digital | 11’ | link to video
early film production, these workers were left out of mainstream historical narratives & rarely credited—cut from the past. History is indeed an edited story. This piece is motivated by this shared, and often obfuscated, histories of film and textiles. Spinning wheels and film reels are conflated; thead is spun, a screen is woven, the material and surface through which the moving image is made possible, with the work of the invisible laborer embedded.
LOSSY RECOLLECTIONS | 2018
16mm to digital, 6’35” | link l
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.
digital video, 35mm projector slides | 8’18” | link to video
VANISHING POINT | 2018
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.