STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

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.

Stuck in the Middle

9’ x 11’ x 20’
Video projection, altered C-Print, rubber matting, wood, fabric.
2006

Video loop is the “ear” scene in “Reservoir Dogs”, with Michael Madsen.
Video is silent, and projection is partially obstructed by objects.
C-print is on the floor with footprints corresponding to the actor’s actions in the video loop on the wall.
Stained pinstripe fabric on wood crate.

Stuck in the Middle

9’ x 11’ x 20’
Video projection, altered C-Print, rubber matting, wood, fabric.
2006

Video loop is the “ear” scene in “Reservoir Dogs”, with Michael Madsen.
Video is silent, and projection is partially obstructed by objects.
C-print is on the floor with footprints corresponding to the actor’s actions in the video loop on the wall.
Stained pinstripe fabric on wood crate.

Stuck in the Middle (detail)