SINGING IN THE RAIN

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.

Singing In The Rain

8’ x 14’ x 20’
Video projection, altered C-Print, rubber matting, umbrella, synthetic rubber.
2004

Video loop is the dance scene in “Singing in the Rain”, with Gene Kelly.
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.
Synthetic rubber on inside of umbrella.

Singing In The Rain

8’ x 14’ x 20’
Video projection, altered C-Print, rubber matting, umbrella, synthetic rubber.
2004

Video loop is the dance scene in “Singing in the Rain”, with Gene Kelly.
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.
Synthetic rubber on inside of umbrella.

Singing In The Rain (detail 1)
Singing In The Rain (detail 2)