Untitled (family albums)

HD video, color, sound
3:00 min.

Video, 2011

With gratitude to Mary Patten


[Close-ups of a family album appear in quick succession, a pause of black screen between each, while a voice narrates, describing the album and related thoughts. The photos bear marks of time through scratches, dust, and water-damage. They show only fragments—the brightly colored clothing of childhood, limbs holding limbs, sand, carpeting and wallpaper, faded marker scribbles in English, indicators of place and time. Only once are we confronted with the direct gaze of a figure—a father, medium length hair with a full mustache and beard gazing intensely at the viewer.]