2003, 04:25 minutes, colour, English
'lured' affectionately investigates the morphing relationship of digital technology and cinema through the aesthetic of conceptual video. While referencing cinematic moments; the opening shot from Hitchcock's 'Marnie' (1964), his editing techniques in 'Rope' (1948), even borrowing the title of an obscure 1943 Douglas Sirk film, the work seeks to bridge the visceral and virtual.
The camera closely follows a female protagonist as she drops her keys down a sewer grate - over and over and over again. While there are many apparent edits within each of the sequences, they are seamlessly joined together as a bright red straw purse fills the screen at the start and end of each scene. The techno/trance soundtrack hypnotically accompanies the absurd repetition of the sequences, with a digital smudge sound effect emphasizing each seemingly seamless edit. The viewer knows they are being played, but they're not stuck in the groove.
(Installation loop also available.)
Rental and Sales
Single Screening Rental
Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)
5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy
Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote
Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote
Curators and programmers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.
Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.