STATESCAPES

MFA OCAD '19

Statescapes is a three-screen-reliant expanded cinema installation that explores cinematic timeline subversions, repetition, and cyclicity within the context of memory and sensory awareness grounding techniques. Figuring out new modes of re-orientation is the bridge between the artist's experience with experimental film and personal plight with patterned thinking. With a lens informed by affect theory and Bergsonism, the installation bridges the personal with the theoretical in asking: how can timelines be explored in a way that comments on individual perceptions of time and memory? Collapsing and questioning temporalities sets the stage for a collaged and variantly generative experience. Each time a scene is played, the temporal flow and action remains the same but the camera's placement alters, offering new perspectives on the same scenes that play over and over again.