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Indamora (Excerpt): Stop action animation, ink on glass, 2' 40"

 

This animation is performed and documented directly from life to embrace the present. In this animation, I am using the window view from my studio, where an active scene of construction workers creates the backdrop. By putting acetate on the glass of the window I am able to keep full transparency. I am using a brush dipped in temporary Sumi ink to construct each scene. Each painting is photographed with a digital camera, and then washed away by water poured on the slippery acetate. As each scene is washed away, the unconscious consumption of time is exposed. In this process the confinment to a singular authenticity is forever gone eventhough it has been documented. The documentation serves as an indexical vehicle which captures the past. The purpose of documentation is not to preserve, but to serve as a bridge, connecting the past with the present, the internal with the external.

"Frame of Mind" screening program, Denver

 

Exhibitions

2015:

"Face to Place", New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn,

"Palindrome", curated and presented by Art in General, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia

2013:

"TESTING THE CITY" on VisualcontainerTV


"Now & After, Tsiolkovsky Fest", Kaluga, Russia

2012:

"AMOA-Arthouse Screen Projects", Austin, TX

ARTchSO Africa video art", Rennes, France

"Now & After'12", Video Art Festival", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2011:

"Art & The City: Mirror1", CologneOFF 2011; Beirut, Lebanon; Rome, Italy; Marrakech, Morocco; TimiShort - Film Festival, Timisoara, Romania

"DIGit 2011", Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

"Art & the City: A Gesture of Generosity", CologeOFF 2011 Madrid, Spain

"African Rythms/ American Echoes", BAMart, Brooklyn, NY

Media Wall", Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA

"Frame of Mind", Denver, CL

"Exhibition LÚMEN_EX 2011", The Museum of Extremadura and Ibero American Contemporary Art, Badajoz, Spain

"Memory and Process", Addis Atlier, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

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