Meniscus

2000, digital video and 16mm film, 3:00 minutes


Tensions arise between formal and conceptual issues surfacing as a Meniscus. A 1960’s stag film stimulates thoughts on pornography, sex, and love. Layers of the films’ emulsion are scraped off creating vacant spaces and outlines. The films’ original subject matter becomes blurred and candy-coated digitally animated shapes float throughout the piece. These shapes and voided spaces mask the scene like translucent veils, with only glimpses into the layers behind.