trans
2012
single channel video
5:58 min. loop
The blur / motion / trans project is based around an on-going sculpture I have been adding to since 1992: winter 1992 — january 1998 — present . In the early ‘90s I had lost many friends to AIDS, and within this experience of loss I found myself holding on to my hair, and I started to collect my hair as it came out as I brushed it. I have been crocheting the hair into a sculpture which has grown taller and taller over the years. In blur / motion / trans I have re-appropriated my hair by wearing this hairy prothesis / appendage / witch’s hat / conical object and recording myself in motion. I am interested in the idea of dreaming as a working method, and work as if in a blind, performative trance.
The video Trans incorporates over 400 images recorded during a non-stop 8 hour period of continuously moving back and forth in front of the camera. A metamorphic process of moving mirroring, doubling and ghostlng occur. I am acting as both performer and recorder, object and subject—trying to catch the intervening space of motion trails, accessing and depicting the partly conscious, partly unconscious gestures.