Still and yet

Still and yet. Single-channel video projection, color, no sound, 58 min

STILL and yet / Much of my thinking in video turns on my experiences as a still photographer. The video here highlights the genre of “snapshot” and corresponding seductive power of the personal image. While the subjects hold still in real time, they accrue greater and greater tension, oscillating between the tendency to read meaning into the images of such intimacy and the increasingly obvious realization of the collaborative status between subject and artist. The viewer is confronted with a different narrative interval. Rather than fragmenting reality as in traditional cinematic language, I am interested in the expressive power of the static moment held or frozen in time as a device to raise the issue of spectatorship or “watching” and the tendency to imagine beyond the undeniable reality before us.