Sequences, Split Screens + Film Stills
As a young artist I was fascinated by the seminal late 19th century explorations of movement made by Eadweard Muybridge, which are both landmarks in photography and an important precursor to cinema. ‘70s Sequences was an earlier manifestation of this interest in mapping time and movement. Later, as I moved into video and worked with 24 frames per second, it was natural to think of the incremental frames as an archive to be explored. Each film generated an abundance of stills, some of which suggested sequences. While these bore a relationship to my earlier photographic impulse, they became a more expansive way of playing with segments of time. This, in turn, influenced the content of later films in which I have employed split screens to construct grids of juxtaposed time segments within the films themselves.