Sara Sun: Project Concept, Proposal and Video
Ethan Crenson: Sound
A collaborative project on visuals and sound
at Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, 2009
Video and sound installation
Two video projections and four headphones
In this project with Ethan Crenson, Sun’s video footage consists of two projections: one video is shot closely from the backs of individuals dancing and another captures the concert site and its gentrified surroundings. The video is the result of an intensive period of shooting at the Williamsburg Waterfront concerts and editing silent movements of everything except the actual music-making. Crenson’s sound is completely independent from the video. It is constructed from exquisite field recordings collected from South Slope/Greenwood Heights/Sunset Park neighborhoods. With no overt synchronicity, the relationship between video and sound creates a multi-layered place of contradictions, surprising connections and uncertainty.