My developing research interrogates what happens in the artist's studio, how those practices are represented, and why traditional images persist in a conceptual, virtual contemporary landscape. This video deploys an excerpt from Tom Holert’s essay “Studio Time,” which discusses "Western Recording," a film installation by Mathias Poledna. The video presents an edited, re-sequenced version of Holert’s text to reframe key themes related to my earlier print project "Supplement" (identity, gesture, context, form, mediation, and cultural practice). The video operates via a strategic detour from a specific visual, white, discursive realm (Los Angeles pop) into a different virtual, black, sound context (Kingston, Jamaica’s reggae). However, by removing the specific references to Poledna’s work, I enable Holert’s argument to function more broadly as a close comparison and differentiation of the artist’s studio with sites of musical, filmic, and televisual production. My redeployment of Holert's text seeks to underline the symetries and contradictions between diverse "studio" practices, technological isolation, mediated and performed temporality, their subjective effects, and mass distribution. (Special thanks to Tom Holert, Erin Sullivan, Aram Moshayedi, Nizan Shaked, Christoph Cox, and X-TRA.)

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