Video-Painterly Montage Gestalt
This has work has to do with the aggregation of my videographic work, over time. I put at least a sporadic emphasis on "montage", because I can't help it. The theory has been key, and inspiring, both in the context film history, per se, and in the context of my lifelong exposure to pop culture, not to mention the fact that a flood of impressions, evocative for formally and in terms of narrative, may be one key tool in our making artistic sense of . . . the complicated world.
The medium is, very specifically, not the message, and video is not about painting. All the media are about perception, to a degree, and they are about material existence.
One sensibility carries through all the work. All of it has to do with loosely implied "narrative" in constant confluence with the phenomena of existential and technical process, over time, with painterly-optical considerations, along with those of narrative, being brought into videographic conception.
Meanwhile, I love film, as well as fiction, incidentally. Much of this montage, and these fragments, with an emphasis which is per se optical, at least in part, may be joined with greater and more explicitly fleshed-out narrative. All these processes are to be further and more explicitly integrated, and my soon-approaching travel is key. I have planned my approach to video, and painting, over the next month, and upon my returned. I'll be working large, with productivity and the means of digital editing all in line.
(Video is no longer a reference point, for painting. All actions are integratively self-aware.)