Film at 11

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“24 Hour Video Surveillance” - 2012, 22.5 x 17 inches, archival digital print

“Sunbrite” - 2012, 22.5 inches x 17 inches, archival digital print

“Cookie Monster on the line” - 2012, 22.5 inches x 17 inches, archival digital print

“Cut the Clutter - 2012, 22.5 inches x 17 inches, archival digital print

“Papa Smurf,” - 2012, triptych, 22.5 inches x 17 inches, archival digital print

“Papa Smurf,” - 2012, triptych, 22.5 inches x 17 inches, archival digital print

“Just a Splice,” - 2012, 22.5 inches x 17 inches, archival digital print

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Film at 11 is a multi-platform project combining vintage home movies with digital media today to explore relationships between past/present and the perception of time/memory. This project delves into the evolution of technology and the fluid nature of time and space For a brief period (1939-1942) the diacetate Kodachrome film produced lush color that appears today perfectly preserved, as opposed to triacetate film (post 1942) that does not hold up nearly as well. I’ve been mining 16mm films from that picture-perfect era to use in new work that explores time and technology. This series involves staged interventions that combine contemporary elements with old films and film stills to create digital prints and short animations. This work explores time travel, fusing past and present objects – electronics, furniture, kitchenware – within solitary photographs and within contemporary video, playing with the visual cues we use to establish time and place.

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