This series considers the relationship between memory and home videos.
For Afterglow, a home video clip is divided into twelve evenly spaced stills. Transferred onto individual canvases, each frame is manually enhanced with selective over-painting and beading. In their final iteration, photos of the canvases are presented in sequence as a lenticular print. Moving in tandem with the viewer, the effect mirrors the physicality of body memory. In contrast, the lenticular print’s vertical plastic lenses recall the striations of traditional televisions. Painterly textures and interactive motion compete with an impression of flatness and locked recording.
Balloons is an autobiographical meditation on grief complemented by home movies and stop-motion animation. Fading Return presents a painted montage of video stills and personal photographs.
“It is false to say that the screen is incapable of putting us ‘in the presence of’ the actor. It does so in the same way as a mirror […] but it is a mirror with a delayed reflection, the tin foil of which retains the image.” ~ André Bazin, What Is Cinema?