A digital reworking of found super 8 pornography footage. The pixels
are sampled and blurred in a vertical direction to create a hypnotic,
wavering record of sexual activity. The obscured actors reflect anonymous
forgotten histories, while the soundtrack builds slowly, combining harmonic
nostalgic loops with whispered breathing and hurried gasps, sampled
mainly from 1970's vocal recordings.
The video piece is shown on a vintage console television alongside a
seelction of photos taken from the orignal Super 8 packaging, re-photographed
and edited into grid patterns where their original context becomes scrambled.
"The image, stimulant and placebo, replaces the immediacy of
interaction with the promise of fulfilled intentions. The economic barter:
a flickering fixing bath of manifest fantasy is exchanged for a limitless
appetite for loci on which to focus the libidinous gaze."
Gallery Press Release