Stanza (standing place)
digitized 16mm b&w and color, silent, 5mins
(2018) 35mm/video hybrid, sound, 16.5 mins
found 35mm movie film are pulled over a light box under the fixed gaze of video capture. Movements of characters can be discerned through veils of apparent motion and their motivations artfully speculated upon.
An oblique tribute to Pere Portabella’s Vampir-Cuadecuc, narrative and plot in Untitled (time) are progressively subsumed in a switching and swaying abstraction to percussion rhythms crashed out on cymbals.
Untitled (earth) (2014)
35mm/Video hybrid HDV sound 10 mins
A duet of film and video. The film image is unraveled and reassembled, filtered through video capture electronics. Hazy and melting slowly in a soft pink abstracts, but still recognizable, figures in landscapes emerge and pass through like ghosts.
SHORED AGAINST A RUIN
(2017) HDV sound 9.5 mins
A body of water, the body of the sky and figures on ground, shored against one another in rhythms of waves abrading a field framed for a new anxiety.
HDV sound 8 mins
Calculating the angle of awe at a gas station in rural Midwest.
WIND WIRE WOUND (2018)
HDV, Sound, 10 mins
musical tensions in the resonant bodies of wind turbines
Our eyes are armed, but we are strangers to the stars (2016)
DV sound 11 mins
A composition of scenes and sounds in a montage reflecting poetic and musical forms. The camera, a toy, records only in black with a crude plastic lens limiting pictorial detail, creating ample room for the mind’s eye to roam and query, or not, the nature of image, meaning and attachment.
Parts & Labour
Parts & Labour (2020) 35mm/video hybrid, sound, 23 mins
“You were so cruel. See you tomorrow”
Scenes from a found roll of martial arts movie footage spooled past a digital camera on a light table, stopping and starting to pick out parts of the narrative. The formal play of fights, betrayal, dishonour and ruined friendships is accompanied by routine sounds of a city going about its business outside.