striations, 2011, 6 minutes, silent.
striations was shot on 16mm film with artist mary simpson, and transferred to video for exhibition. it is currently part of my exhibition "stone's throw" at susanne vielmetter gallery.
the film is part of a larger body of work that includes painting, drawing and sculpture - all related to some unfinished stone sculpture made by my grandmother. the film was inspired by a quote by henry moore that i found in my grandmother's sculpture studio.
the pieces is silent, consisting of two projections placed side by side. there are some hand drawn elements using the vowel structure of the moore quote as a score for drawing actions related to specified numbers of frames...
the film unabashedly gleans inspiration from dennis oppenheim's early films, gary beydler's hand held day, and an early film by jess that suggested a victorian magic lantern show.
this screening copy is a lo-res version.