16mm film – 4 minutes, color, sound, 2006

For the past twenty years, I have been making photogram films, by laying objects on unexposed film and flashing it with light. I am primarily interested in the relationship between the directness of the object—the trace it leaves on film—and the resulting image, which is barely recognizable. These works speak to a conflation of memory and the present, the physicality of the object and its seemingly abstract imprint. Light is physical material, while the play of light and shadows creates an illusion of reality—you can pass your hand right through it. Special thanks to Joel Schlemowitz.