Part of Geena Matuson's installation series 'Liar Liar', this piece involves a pair of blue jeans burning on a clothesline. The transformation of the pants due to the fire, and the transformation of the fire as it ravages the pants, shows the ephemeral nature of all things; no pair of pants will ever burn this exact same way. However, as video is a time-based medium, this single moment is able to exist forever in the present.
Matuson reversed the Múm song 'Scratched Bicycle/Smell Memory' from their album 'The Peel Session' to accompany this piece. The original, looping version of this piece is used for gallery display.
"I initially created this project for gallery show 'TransFIREmation,' which I produced and curated at Massachusetts College of Art & Design in April, 2013. The gallery show turned into a group show with selected artists. See documentation of the gallery show and reception."
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Made In Yugoslavia: vimeo.com/69624761
Pants On Fire: vimeo.com/75263545
2013 | TransFIREmation Gallery Show & Installation, MassArt Student Life Gallery, Boston MA