Stutter and Twitch

May 8, 2008 - June 29, 2008

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario

Curated by Chen Tamir- Stutter and Twitch brings together a group of seven artists based in Canada, the US and Europe, whose work explores the qualities of stillness and suspense in filmic motion. Their works break down linear time by "stopping" action. Like stutters, the works in this exhibition perpetuate disruption across time. They make "ongoing" pauses, introducing breaks that also sustain activity.

Works Shown

Clouds #4 (UFO)

2005, Wall-mounted kinetic video sculpture

The Cloud series was inspired by Alfred Stieglitz’s Equivalent Series (1922-35), a photographic study of clouds as pure pattern. In this work, a cloud formation is airbrushed onto the surface of a cylinder. The cylinder is mounted to a motor, which rotates it slowly. A live video camera captures this image which gives the appearance of clouds moving across the sky, creating a one shot movie. In the foreground of the live video image, a group of people stand next to a car, pointing at a distant UFO floating in the still desert sky.