Documentation of an early stage of Je Ne Sais Plus [What Is This Feeling].
Je Ne Sais Plus is a live event that includes handmade and found 16mm films played through nine projectors in a three-by-three projector grid that are sutured together with a soundtrack of vinyl records. Together the nine frames become one and then fall apart over and over as an act of meditation to the human body: fragile, biological, clinical, existential, and intimate.
Kristin Reeves, USA, 2012
3-projector 16mm film installation, continuous loops
Identity transforms into material, as optical diagnostic machines become the body's voice. Sections of each film frame have been operated on with a laser cutter. Film stills have been transplanted by hand and tape into another film's body.
Behind the clinical curtain pediatric research subjects are built to support for-profit research. How do they reappear unchanged?
1st 9-projector test made in 2012 for the performance Je Ne Sais Plus [What Is This Feeling]
Except Finished Performance: vimeo.com/88899486
Full Documentation: vimeo.com/51981363
An obstacle course between the heart and the doctor’s office leads to [DESTINY.] Playing her tower of projectors to the timing of a prerecorded soundtrack that pivots around international versions of “You Don’t Own Me,” Kristin Reeves meditates on the materiality of the body and the struggle to achieve personal sovereignty within its bounds. Built on 27, 10-second 16mm film loops constructed from optically printed found footage and direct laser-animation techniques.
"Je Ne Sais Plus" is Lesley Gore's French version of "You Don't Own Me." The translation of je ne sais plus is I don't know what I once knew, or I don't know anymore. What is this feeling?