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Showdown
show/down
Show/Down
(installation view)
2005

2 video tracks, 1 audio remix (video left shooters, video right, falls)

Departure point for this 3 part work considers how Western films/images contribute to the visual mythology of the American west. To begin, I reviewed popular western movies and series from the early 1900's to widescreen technicolor spectacles. The videos were projected and connected in a corner of the room. A sound remix of western sound effects and background music, gunshots, the calls of falling victims enlarged the experience for the viewer. The videos and audio looped to create a different match between the shooter and the wounded for each viewing.

Materials:
Apprpriated video and sound remix. Video left: 5:00 minutes continuous loop; Video right: 6:00 minutes continuous loop: Audio: 4:00 minutes continuous loop

     
       
       
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