single-channel digital video with 5.1 surround sound
TRT: 6:49 min.
An experimental video shot in film using the imagery of landscapes and sound to create a dreamlike sequence based on location and memory.
This project was originally produced for the exhibition, “Remembering,” curated by Charles Gaines for the Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside (Oct. 2 – Dec. 11, 2004). It is made up of a combination of footage, both Super 8 and 16 mm. Some of the Super 8 clips were of found footage and the others were from other video projects set in a different context. The 16 mm footage is landscape shots that were filmed in the Santa Clarita Valley. The use of film functions as a type of distancing and also plays up the issue of time. As a montage, the video is an attempt make paradigmatic linkages with all of the footage. In this case the main theme of the work is landscape with a nostalgic tone. The piece is non-narrative although it touches upon the issues of site and memory. There is an original score or soundtrack that sets the mood for the images. The effects used in the piece function as a dislocating factor, making the video see more dream-like as if the footage were from memory.