LIVING PICTURES

In collaboration with Lara Odell, Video, 2003-08. A series of 8 videos. Each video is approximately 10 minutes.

In Living Pictures, the settings—laundromat, stadium, beach—become stages in which we perform still actions. In these motionless, durational states, we attempt to become equal to our surroundings. We wear matching outfits in distinct colors similar to elements of the scene and place ourselves in situations as if we are objects in a flat composition. Like matching colors, stillness is a form of camouflage. The buildings and objects remain still, and so do we. Both natural light and random elements, such as passersby and cars create a perceptual shift which alerts the viewer to the passing of time.