Video, Sound, Emerging Media Art
Single Channel Video, 2019
Dialectic is a single channel video that challenges the myth of american exceptionalism by examining a place that exists in a space between nostalgia and jargon. Set at an old 1950's gas station museum in the rural village of Clarence, Missouri, the vintage automobiles and faded mannequins are displayed in a way that speaks of a simpler time, but simpler for whom? The flickering breakdown of the images is a result of forcing the advancing video to recede and fail, formally breaking the data down into into a muddy contradiction that exposes the cultural encoding and the assumptions that follow.
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