The fourth in the Catalogue series. Catalogue is a suite of 16mm black-and-white films and videos that consider the time it takes to look at desirable objects presented in a catalogue of knock-off home furnishings photographed in staged rooms imitating the style of film noir. Each film takes one volume of the 11-volume mail order catalogue as its subject.
Catalogue Vol. 4 (2016) takes the "Lighting" catalogue as its subject and uses a uniform pulse and the hum of electric light to accompany each fixture, which were shot in the order that they were found in the original catalogue. The intervals of black were determined subjectively: items that the filmmaker found less appealing were excised from the sequence, hence violating the rigorous Structuralist methodology and creating a random pattern.
Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, Canada
Alchemy Film Festival, Hawick, Scotland
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles
2022: REDCAT, Los Angeles