WORK SAMPLES 2021
Image: Installation shot from 2019 What Does She See When She Shuts Her Eyes, Chicago. 2-Channel video with sound, plus sculptures. Collaboration with Sabina Ott (1955-2018), who died during the planning of the exhibition.
Image: Still from What Does She See When She Shuts Her Eyes, 2019. Video shot in Icelandic lava tube.
Video: 3-minute simulation of 2019 installation of What Does She See When She Shuts Her Eyes . Simulation showing the action across two screens with viewer at center. Sound: A.J.McClenon; haiku: Stephanie Barber
Image: The World Is Round: Sabina Goes (2021)
5-channel videos on monitors and goose-neck stands. Audio compositions by Karen Finley, A.J. McClenon, John Cage (“Living Room Music” 1940; words from Gertrude Stein’s The World Is Round, performed by Gert Sorensen and Ars Nova Copenhagen).
Video: Catalogue Vol.3, (2017, 02:43). Third in a series of thirteen films on the topic of the mercantile catalogue. "Merchandise is always a pleasure." — Gertrude Stein
Video: 1-minute excerpt of Mishap (2013) 3-channel video installation
Video: Come Back (2004) 2-minutes. Shot on Super 8 film, edited on video in 2004. Only film possesses the miraculous ability to reverse time from death back to life. The killed bull is restored in two minutes.
Video: Clips from The Gringas (2013, 59:45 minutes, Mexico/USA, HD digital video)
A highly subjective record of the filmmaker's involvement with the family of a teenaged American-German girl growing up in rural Mexico set around the planning of her quinceañera and its aftermath.
Image: Still from Catalogue Vol.6 (2016, 11:30, B&W, sound, 16mm film on digital scan) Shot using the RH “Interiors” catalogue while audio from a horror movie played in the studio. The film clips were then organized as a tour through the rooms of a house: foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, study, bath, ending at the bedroom.
Image: Still from The House Is Empty (2020) 10-minutes, iPhone, Super 8, and 16mm film— Finale of the Catalogue series: A cockroach, a woman, a dramatic encounter in a closet—from the roach's point of view. Inspired by The Passion According to G.H. (1964) by Clarice Lispector. The house is "played" by A.J. McClenon.