Works for a Digital Wall Screen 2018-2019.
I first displayed one of my experimental videos on an early plasma screen in 1995. At the time they were expensive and required bulky playback equipment. That has all changed and the time has come for flat wall digital screens to replace paintings as the 2-D art form of our time. Dissolving Las Vegas was designed for just such a display technology. It's very dense video and music (by Bruce Hampton) lend themselves to repeated viewings, or at least that is my intention. My second montage work, The South in Black & White, uses the conventions of still photography merged with a montage technique used by artists and filmmakers.
New South/Old South, 2019, is hopefully a festival friendly single channel version of my digital wall painting work that looks at the American South. This version is in color and consists of three chapters; Romancing the Past, The New South, and Hate, Decay, and Faith. I consider this work the functional equivalent of an expressionistic painting. I work alone without a budget in both the shooting and editing phases of the creation process, meaning I’m free to work without restraint, and without the onus of pandering to anyone’s expectations. Running time 14:08.