|Still frames are
taken from the moving image stream, and
printed on a large format printer for exhibition. Most recently,
the images have been printed on duratrans and mounted in lightboxes.
I was invited to organize a show of “digital work” by the Ann Arbor
Art Center in February 2004, I responded with the Digital Canvas
exhibition. Five artists (or collaborative artist groups) who
live video performance produced large-scale prints of digital video
stills for this show.
I presented Digital Canvas in conjunction
the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and all of these artists were able to take
part in other Festival events (also produced by me) such as the
SuperSonicScreen screening and performance programs, emphasizing the
sound-image relationship in the motion picture arts.
My most current work in this arena, the “extractions” series, involves
blowing-up areas of particular stills for closer examination, and
selecting excerpts for printing. I am very interested in
mandala, and Rorschach-type imagery. I extract pieces that
particular figures to me, yet leave these symmetrical, abstract images
adequately ambiguous in order to make way for the viewer's own