THE ARTIST IS TEMPORAL, 2013
THE ARTIST IS TEMPORAL (2014)
Digital video + sound
Four CRT monitors on platform, headphones
The achievement of time in art an experiment that is doomed to failure. I fear the work of art cannot really contain time, at least not entirely, so I set out to create films that are deliciously inaccessible, that are difficult to look at but at the same addictive. By reappropriating material from cinema that was created with the intention of pleasurable viewing, I set out to make my own versions of these scenes – at times using a tiny fraction of the entire movie and at other times remixing the full length of the film. In all the films the scenes are stripped of their original audio which is replaced by repetitive sound effects that emphasise the lack of any beginning or end.