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Subliminal, Between Gazes, video
video installation

Between Gazes series embodies the language of printmaking by the use of layered imagery in a video format. Subliminal is a video performance I did in response to a desire to view my own reaction to a camera with no one in the room but myself. This video was done in many layers. The first layer is footage of a smoke stack near my home. It was filmed during a snowstorm and the wind was moving sharply to the left and made for an interesting visual effect; it incorporates subtle movement in the video. The second two layers are of me speaking with an image of one of my intaglio prints projected onto me in front of the screen with footage of the smoke behind, and the forth layer being sound. In editing, I reversed the audio and imagery. As with all my performances, what is being said is irrelevant. The final video has been said to have an uncomfortable sound component. This particular installation is more about the subconscious. I am interested in the viewer’s reaction to the adverse imagery and sound.