location shoot

Laurel Woodcock

2004, 02:25 minutes, Colour, English


While shot using 'guerrilla tactics' (arriving at various locations uninvited, City Hall, banks, hotels, libraries, etc.), each scene is carefully composed. As such, the video camera, often reserved for preproduction in planning a mainstream film shoot, is utilized with proportionate status. Each scene hints at a narrative, utilizing sound or slight movement. The singular chair facing the camera in each scene can be read as a nod to video history, where artists performed solo for the camera, often to counteract the narratives of mainstream television.

(Installation loop also available.)

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