IN RUINS, WE REBUILD WITH MEMORIES BURIED IN THE FOUNDATION

In ruins, we rebuild with memories buried in the foundation
10 min looping video installation, 3 channel digital video from super 8 and 16mm, b/w with sound
audio by Daniel Coughlin
2006

Streams of people with holes burned in them rise from subway stairs and escalators in London, Paris, Beijing and New York and collide with images from nature – migration, destructive forces and chaos – in a meditation on loss. Shot on super8 film, the footage was transferred to 16mm on the optical printer and selectively burned with a soldering iron, melting holes in the film. Edited and scored digitally, “In ruins…” is presented here as a single-channel video, with two images side by side.

Screenings:
-Anthology Film Archives, NY, August 2017
-Manipulated Image #12, Santa Monica, CA, April 2012
-“EdgeLogue”, Alliance Fraincais New Delhi, Delhi International Arts Festival, December 2010
-6dofpuebla07, Puebla, Mexico, September 2007
-“FICCO: Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo”, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 2007
-On the Road Video Festival, Washington, DC, April 2007
-MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA, May 2006