Between Frame and Focus
Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio, 2010
Inspired by Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc, Between Frame and Focus intended to create an experience for the viewer to become more aware of his/her own body within delineated space, while creating an intimate interaction with the digital moving image. By altering the existing the architecture of the space, the viewer was engulfed by the whimsical, yet slightly overwhelming illuminated arched wall that jutted out over them. Abstracted black and white video, that included subtle references to early image and motion picture capturing devices, was projected onto the surface of the wall, which was about the size of a movie theater screen. Standing closely, rather than sitting several dozen feet away as in a traditional movie theater, allowed the viewer to investigate singular pixels and basic movement of imagery, while experiencing the relationship between body, image, and architecture.