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Archive for the ‘Making’ Category
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston recently acquired two of my photographs, Hometownn and Full of faith and nervousness for their permanent collection. Hometown is on display at the museum through January 23 as part of Photo Forum.
Tis the season
Limited edition print 5 x 7
Signed and numbered
Commisioned 2011 by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art
I have three works in Currents 2011. Here is a short text that I contributed to the program:
In my time based work I continue to explore the artificiality of the image adding the layering of text, voice and sound. I have continued to approach the work from a DIY, hand crafted perspective. I work the short format because I like the bony “only what is essential” feel. I read that Italo Calvino described Fellini’s work as “forcing of the photographic image in a direction that carries it from an image of caricature toward that of the visionary”. I like that idea.
I was introduced by a colleague at work to people who were writing poetry from snippets of Google search results. ‘Nightlight’ started as one of these “Poegles” which was recorded and then collaged with images. ‘An American tragedy’ was assembled in much the same way, only in this case using text from the Dreiser novel. ‘Someone to rob’ is like a cheap video game putting the viewer in the position to decide who it will be. Another virtual petty theft.
All of the these pieces are about choice. Falling from grace. The potential for redemption, forgiveness. Sometimes you are redeemed, sometimes you go to hell. These three films are moments where those decisions are made.
The unplanned extended indoor time has given me the extra focus to sort out one of the more problematic issues I have had in getting more video completed – managing each project’s digital assets and work flows.
1. Index and labeling media files (still need meta data scheme)
2. Project or general media ingestion
3. Project media packaging/portability
I think with this process in place I can move more quickly to assembling and video/audio collage making on a near daily basis. This will also allow me to work or re-work multiple pieces at the same time.