“Egress,” is a video projection onto a large stack of books and the wall behind it.
The piece runs as a continuous video loop that is 6:32 min. and has an accompanying detailed sound track. Animated segments, live action video and collaged photos all fuse together to create the peculiar cityscape in which events unfold. Overall dimensions of the project: 12’ wide x 7’ tall.
“Situated Cinema” is a genre of intimate image theaters utilizing the interplay between projected animations, everyday objects, and the resultant shadows to frame stories about surviving confinement. Individuals whose lives inspire these works include hostages, prisoners, slaves, victims of relocation camps, and women living under a repressive government. All have transcended the absurd by devising a creative survival strategy that necessitates careful navigation between powerlessness and regeneration. Part shadow play, part documentary, part optical illusion, “situated cinema” uses visual storytelling to poetically frame political and historical events.
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