Saturday, April 16, 2011


Background, a new 20-minute video, is now completed. A slow, brooding, atmospheric work, it expands on the measured fragmentation of Ten Minutes Isn't Worth a Dream, while sharply juxtaposing HDV, degraded Super-8, and sometimes protracted 'interruptions' of black screen. Shot for the most part in the wintry beauty of rural northern Spain, it uses images of ruined buildings, discarded objects, and old-looking film footage to form perhaps the starkest articulation yet of my idea of a moving image work as a broken thing, a ruined space. Esperanza Collado and Vicky Langan are the humans occasionally spotted adrift in this construct, exploring and filming as they go...


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