video Still Lifes + Silent Movies
These projects present video loops intended to be seen in an gallery/public setting.
I am interested in how these two genres traditionally concern themselves with what is
not readily at hand. In the case of the still life,
compositions display technical
virtuosity as extreme realism in the service of symbol or allegory – that which is
inferred or encoded,
outside the frame, not literal. Silent movies employ exaggerated
gesture, stunt, and melodrama to compensate for what is absent; sound,
color – in short, another kind of realism.