Another Self Portrait (2017) 7 mins, HD Video

Screenings: Antimatter [Media Art] 2017 — Simultan 2017

A single-take video recorded through the holes in a revolving film reel, this self-portrait renders two images of the artist as he manually draws an educational film through the projector.

The 19th century American portraitist Mary Cassatt once complained that James Whistler “sacrifices the head for the ensemble” because, she argued, he treated the human figure more like a compositional element than a human being. In this self-portrait I am an ensemble, paired with another self, each of us sacrificed to a complicated and prismatic composition. Situating myself in this particular scene I am not only located in an overlapping space where the materiality of film and digital video interact, in fact my body’s own materiality mediates those other two.