ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

In my ongoing series “Personas”, Iʼve chosen film moments to which I have a particularly strong and visceral reaction, and into which I wish to project myself. The poetic and metaphoric content of three-dimensional objects are put in the service of this encounter between the author/viewer and a movie character. In orchestrating film, object, and sound, I can create a site in which a movie scene can once again become immediate. The viewer, unable to avoid the projection, inextricably becomes a vital element in the artwork and must engage directly with the artist’s dilemma of desire and identity.

Once Upon A Time In The West

dimensions variable
Video projection, felt, broken billiard balls.
2009

Video projection is an altered scene from “Once Upon A Time in the West” with Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda, looped.
Video is silent, and projection is partially obstructed by objects.
Broken billiard balls on pile of felt sheets.

Once Upon A Time In The West

dimensions variable
Video projection, felt, broken billiard balls.
2009

Video projection is an altered scene from “Once Upon A Time in the West” with Charles Bronson and Henry Fonda, looped.
Video is silent, and projection is partially obstructed by objects.
Broken billiard balls on pile of felt sheets.

Once Upon A Time In The West (detail 1)
Once Upon A Time In The West (detail 2)
Once Upon A Time In The West (detail 3)