Jason Dee creates video installations that combine found footage from numerous lens-based and audio media from different eras. In this installation the surface of a wall-mounted screen has been cut and the black reverse side pulled through. Onto this dark overhanging section is projected a looped video of Buster Keaton suspended on the edge of a waterfall.
Cutting and folding the screen in this way transforms it from a cinematic “window” to a durational object that oscillates between film and gallery space in the viewer's perception. Cataract explores the chaotic, subconscious elements caught up in celluloid recordings that are revealed and readdressed when film's industrial motion is transferred to the differing temporal qualities of digital media, and cinema's fixed viewpoint is relocated to the alternative viewing space of a gallery setting.
Part of the exposition Nuts & Bolts, Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Het Atelier, free admission
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