Color Control 1: Caught & Escaping

Carolyn Kane

2008, 04:15 minutes, colour, English


The piece is inspired by some recent video art which blends luminous and opaque color with photographic imagery. Color, like water and electricity, is difficult to harness and control. Who is to say when we have caught it and when we have not? The body may respond affirmatively to what it sees, optically, haptically, or otherwise, but the body too is hardly within our control. It is like color, caught within technologies of control and discipline. While there are ceaseless attempts to escape, the attempts are only ever conceivable within the conditions of possibility provided for by that system, rendering each attempt futile and frustrating.

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