This video series contains a decaying footage from a variety of films to construct an abstract narrative about collective memory in all of its manifestations. the works investigate the physical texture of film as it is transcribe into digital and its relation to narratives. it often makes use of rare archival footage in which forgotten film imagery is reframed as part of our collective mythology. This mythological aspect is bolstered by the fact that these historical images take on a perverse beauty that can only be wrought by the decay of celluloid. The duality of time as both historical subject and existential force the films also provides the fulcrum for a documentary and experimental tendencies. The works are intended to heightening the audience’s sensorial perception as it is in explicating historical time periods. These dual interests are flipsides of the same historical coin, a way of perceiving the march of time as both dependent upon humanity and an autonomous force of nature.
Video footage and animated charcoal drawings, 2019