My video art utilizes archive film and television material, which I then dismantle and re-contextualize through editing in post-production. Therefore, my adaption of a hypnotic levitation which has had black frames inserted, runs parallel with the psychological hypnotic qualities of film and television, and how this medium and unknowingly to the viewer put them in a trance like state, making them suggestionable.
I have also edited a famous advert from ‘Lynx: Angels will fall’, utilising hypnotic techniques through sound such as back masking. Through digitally editing and reversing footage, it brings from the subconscious to the conscious televisions hypnotic qualities, and it makes it apparent how strange it is that although we watch television everyday, we do not realise how completely odd it is to have both sound and frames of images streamed to the viewer within the confines of a little black box.
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These photographs document various forms of a video installation, that aim to break cinema out of the confines of the black screen, and invite the audience to be participants within cinemas form and narrative, and be less of the voyeur.
The video itself explores the fine line between the brain’s subconscious functioning when in dream, and the subconscious mind when experiencing cinema. The audience enters a dream like state when watching cinema, and through our early experiences with our own identification from seeing our reflection in a mirror, we identify with the characters in films in the same way; as a reflection of ourselves.
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Installation / Installaatio, Photography / Valokuvaus, Video