"Driver" is part of a collection of 16mm film portraits called "The Art of Mugging" created for my Senior Project at Bard College. They are made from a self-facilitated archive of home movies dating from the 1930's to the 1960's.
Something so wonderful and weird happens in home movies. The amateur-filmmaker films what they find interesting. The result often comes out like a moving portrait. I took these funny, loving, and sometimes awkward portrait-like scenes and isolated them. Manipulating each scene, frame-by-frame, by slathering a cocktail of fast-drying top coat, ink, bleach, toluene, and finger print grease, each movie becomes twenty-four paintings per second.
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