I create experimental video sequences that frequently include abstract installation techniques that utilize more than one video channel. I am interested in exploring the tensions between perception, physical space and subjectivity. I use digital video and projected images to manipulate the boundary of perception and release it from its most primitive parameters. In my work, the fundamental properties of cinema are explored through abstract audio and dreamlike moods created by the use of repetition. With each reintroduction, the image is given a new context, thus allowing for a different free association. Repeated viewings build a sort of rhythmic action, casting a hypnotic gaze that has an emotional impact. Filmic space is interpreted differently, changing the context of a location and affecting how subsequent video elements are defined. In my work I seek to extend a video sequence beyond the normal realm, expanding space in every direction while examining the principles of moving imagery and the relationship between camera and object / location.
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