Automated Transience

(2019)

Machine and photographic projection with documentary film

 

A found 35mm projector slide is repeatedly animated using a hand-built kinetic machine. With unceasing momentum the photograph’s content is both reflected into itself and extended beyond the frame, with the image cast upon the surrounding walls of the gallery. The characters within the photograph simultaneously occupy locations within and outside the photograph’s fixed history, suggesting the alternate narratives that might have been.