A Collaborative Experiment in Film organized
by J.Patrick Walsh III
From one moment to the next, a trail of images remains leaving shadows
on our minds' eye. In our last moments of life a thought or vision
is said to feel like an eternity. Dropped frames is a term for lost
digital data, unrecoverable media. Whether organic or technological,
memories' accuracy will always have empty spaces between moments.
Furthermore, these subconscious time frames could create another world
of "films" or "visions" which questions the perception
of our known reality. For this exhibition 33 artists were asked to
create transitions/ animations/gestures/movements. Each artist was
presented with the parameters of using 3-5 frames of 81/2"x11"
transparencies to meet these ends. Installed, the show will appear
as a filmstrip wrapping the walls of the gallery, initiating the viewer
to move through the space, to "watch" the collective results.
After the show is installed cinematographers will document, film and
animate the installation with 16mm film and Hi-Definition video from
various perspectives. This will allow the viewer to fully experience
the exhibit long after the show closes.