video artist/ projection designer/ performance filmmaker
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
So I've been doing a lot of performance documentations lately where its possible to shift the form - Living with the Dead, Untrained, Tiny Stadiums, Elephant House... The advantage of documentary is you can see the world from the front, back, sides, top and bottom - there is no limit to the angles that you can juxtapose. A singular artwork or drama is seen from a fixed angle no matter where the camera is and this is held continuously, not giving any alternatives but to watch the work. Documentary is not authorship it is merely an arrangement of perspectives. To frame and film it is the first removal. Multi-screen can then enable the beginning of the break of the monoform as we can't see all the information at once, collage is a third stage. Interaction is a fourth stage. The delirious pluralistic doco, with many fractures and shifts is a fifth level.