Frame count is an installation that talks about the construction of images. The appearance is reminiscent of a film editing room and re-contextualizes movies and color slides as a way of talking about how fragile meaning becomes when images are out of context. The viewer is invited to create their own narratives by advancing slides that interact with still frames, and movie posters. Frame Count is a collaboration between Christopher Blay and Timothy Harding.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
I collect old slides, films and pictures. In my search I rarely come across images or footage of African Americans. It reflects the condition of an entire culture living in the shadows of the dominant culture. It's as if they'd been edited out. I created American Trip Road for an Installation at the Historic Texas Theater, Dallas in the summer of 2010. I re-edited the classic American road trip to include families that lived and travelled the same roads but were rarely recorded.