Stardance

January 23, 2014 - February 16, 2014

Featuring Thomas Isaac

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Stardance

  • January 23, 2014 -
  • February 16, 2014

Featuring Thomas Isaac

Artist Statement:

Stardance is a video work serving as a meditation on our relationship to time and how we experience the present. Within the piece time is suspended and slowed down to the point where our current relationship with the present, 1 second to 1 second, is no more. An artificial "dreamtime" is created. Both the video and the soundtrack are slowed down. The 3 minute commissioned sound piece by P. Adrian Frasier has been expanded, running the entire duration of the video.

To explore how we perceive and experience the present, Star Wars and Dances with Wolves were mixed together by hand using an analog video mixer. The recorded mixing of the two films, one movie depicting the future, set in imagined intergalactic space and the other depicting the past and set in the American West, show how the present can create new moving images, whereby the mixing creates, destroys, covers and distorts the traditional, linear nature of time. The resulting churning of images erases all contexts of the two original storylines, and creates a piece where chaos is effortlessly taken with great comfort.

Artist Biography:

"Artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. My work involves video and painting. I like pizza, bicycles and dancing. Upside down, shaman, yoga-poses accepted."

For more information visit Thomas Isaac’s website.