TRACK

Duration of Video: TRACK (8 minutes)

TRACK is a silent digital video, 2008.

 

All of the animals on this train exist on Earth at this time. Some are domesticated; others populate our circuses and zoos or serve us as beasts of burden, while some remain free. Each animal in this caravan is arrested in a cage that can only become realized as a projected silhouette. As this timeless procession moves across the horizon of a frozen theater, one is left to imagine where this journey started and where it is heading.

 

TRACK is a video that captures both animate and inanimate projections. This silent shadow play was inspired by the paper animations of Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) and is a celebration of early film. We embraced bricolage strategies in our making and child-like imagery that gains gravity over time.

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