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, dialogue and
color – in short, another kind of realism.
Narcissus O.C.D.
Still Life
(with doubt)
(still life with news)
Still Life
(with exhaust)

Escape Velocity
(still life with open window and weather)